My Bro

by Marcia Taugner Cabrales
(Chicago Illinois)

If anyone were to ask me to describe my brother Jim
Well, He was
but most of all complicated.
He was my best friend.
He understood me more than anyone else.
I only wish I understood him.
My brother had terminal mental illness.
On May 17th, just a little over 2 weeks ago he
hanged himself in my mother's garage.

My heart is broken and the image of him laying on the concrete floor of the garage after he was cut down will forever be burned into my soul.
My heart is broken. I feel so disconnected from the world right now and so very, very sad.

I looked for a letter from him but to no avail.
I even thought he perhaps mailed one to me before he took his life but was extremely disappointed that my mailbox was empty.

Our whole family is shattered. I don't understand.
I found this website the day he died and this will be my saving grace.
I am Jim's big sis.

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Jun 06, 2009
by: Marcia

I don't know how to return your email but hope you find this. Thank you so much for your response. I appreciate your comments on how you feel my anguish. The incredible aspect of this tragedy is that I can't ask him why? I miss him so much and cannot even imagine spending the rest of my life not being able to communicate with him.
I am so sorry you lost your Dad the same way I lost my brother. I hope you know how much your sharing this means to me.
Thanks so much.

Jun 04, 2009
My Dad; Your Bro
by: laura

Hey I know how you feel cause my Dad did the same thing except in our bathroom and well the same with me, that image is burned into me forever. I hate it because every time someone asks me about my dad I burst out in tears and they just don't understand and that happened almost 7 months ago. He was like my best friend. I could talk to him about anything and when I was having problems he always was there to listen and to help. I love him so much and I just can't get over the fact that he did that. And the fact that I was at school at the time don't help. I also did the same thing looked in the mailbox for letters he might have left, but there was nothing. Well I hope you feel better soon, and I just want you to know that I am here on the site and I am feeling almost the same thing you are right now. Just reply if you want to and I will get back to you soon.

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