Rough Year for the Family

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Aug 1, 2018
North Texas, Texoma
Been a challenging year for our family. Lost Mom earlier this year, her two sisters, and now her brother this morning. Our Lord has gained another angel in heaven today. Praying for Len and family. Heading to Michigan tomorrow for Mom's funeral. This going to be an extra tough weekend with Len's passing. Leaving Gretchen at vets. She been really feeling her age lately and hate leaving her.
So sad Brian. You hang in there buddy and know that there's a lot of people here pulling for you.

Sorry for your losses Brian.
Prayers for peace and comfort for you and your family.
My deepest condolences to you and your family. You have endured some horrendous losses. I hope you can find peace in knowing their suffering is at an end.

Thanks all. Sometimes just have to vent. This going to be a tough weekend and also have to settle Mom estate. One out of the 4 brothers want to keep house. He uses it for a summer place which I OK with but he also wants $5000 a year to maintain it. I have enough trying to keep mine own going. We will work it out somehow.
Sorry for you loss. As far as your Brother wanting to keep the house...He wants to use it? He can be responsible for taking care of the maintenance and associated cost. Your only responsibility would be 1/4 of the Taxes. The housing market is booming right now. Better for all to get max money out now. Then vacation brother can pick up a cabin on a lake some where when prices normalize. I would think YOU could use your share of the estate...JJ
Sorry for your loss Brian. Sure has been a tough year for you. Hang in there and always feel free to vent. I’m with Jimmy on the thoughts on the house.
So sorry to hear the news my friend. That is a lot to take in a short time. Higher powers have their own plans. Sending thoughts and prayers you and your family. Take care of yourself and your surviving family.
Had a good service for Mom and seen several people not seen in years. No progress with house. Brother wants to keep house in family though no one wants it but him. Offer extremely good deal for buy out but no interest. Also wants money for expenses. Relatives has tried talking to him. Only option is to make sell and really don't want to do that. Sucks working with someone like him. He always has gotten his way.
Brian, I'm sorry about your loss and the impending estate battle. I've been there and done that in 2016 and with only 1 sibling, a sister. But with 4 of y'all, I can only imagine the problems. Hopefully after all the dust settles y'all will still all be family and love each other. Best advice that I can give is to do nothing right now and wait on probate, ours was about 10 months, and follow her wishes in the will.
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I’m so sorry to hear of the losses in your life. I’m praying for you and your family. Praying for God to guide your footsteps in dealing with your moms estate. Praying that the Holy Spirit comforts you as you mourn your loss. When I lost my mom two years ago, I rejoiced at her passing because my husband and I were her caretakers. She battled cancer for 3 years. I mourned her while she was still alive because cancer took my mom before her death. The reason I rejoiced was because I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that she was in the arms of Jesus. That’s all she wanted. It is our hope that if we live for Jesus we will all be together again one day. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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