Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Brother Nate

Hey Nate,

 This is your big brother. I am not good at saying goodbye. I don’t like saying goodbye especially when I am a long ways away. Until this moment, I never understood how hard it was to lose something until you have lost it. You are not supposed to die before me.
 I got the call at school to get to the hospital as soon as possible. When I heard you were not doing well, I broke down and cried in the hallway. My friends prayed for you.
I had the whole school of Moody praying for you.
 I am so glad that I was able to get here in time to see you before you passed away.
As I was thinking back I remember all the conversations we had about fishing, hunting, and of course sports.  You loved them all and I will miss those conversations.
One thing I can say for sure, you had a love for people.  You made everyone feel welcome.
When you did something, you put your whole heart into it.  You were passionate!
I really appreciate your awesome attitude through this difficult time.  You had a great attitude and a tenderness about you that I have never seen from you before. I am glad you are spending eternity in Heaven.

Little did we know, that on Sept.22nd,
God was going to call your name,
In life we loved you dearly,
in death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you early,
but in God you have put your trust,
In times as difficult as these,
faith is a very must.

You have left us great memories,
How you were so kind,
And though we cannot see you anymore,
you will be always in our minds.

Our family chain is broken,
and nothing seems the same,
But as God calls us one by one,
the chain will link again.

Bye brother and I will miss you.

Joel Stutzman