"Death is only the cutting of a delicate flower that enables it to bloom anew in an eternal garden more beautiful and fragrant than earth's eye has ever beheld." I have copied this from the book titled "Jesus Wept". It is a beautiful book and has brought me much comfort - much like the piece I quoted above. I lost my brother over a year ago, and although the pain has subsided some, it never really goes away completely. I often think of memories, my brother's face, and the yearning to hold him and give him a big hug. I pray that he is smiling down on me right now, in peace, joy, and comfort --- all of the things he couldn't seem to grasp hold of while he was here. Our God is good and only does what is right. This is a scripture that many may question, but God has shown me through many of life's experiences how this is true. I don't understand all of the time - but He has shed light on some. I will never forget the day that as I was passing my computer (leaving the room), a picture on the computer struck me and I stopped in my tracks. It was a tree. Underneath the tree was this scripture. God is good and does what is right. My brother went to be with Jesus on the night of April 28, 2006. His car hit a tree and split in two. My brother's life here was difficult. He suffered from depression, bi-polar, and was a severe alcoholic. He was only 22 and could not stop drinking. Not a day went by that he didn't stop at the liquor store. But my brother had a good heart. He loved the Lord even though he could not understand His ways. He wanted to feel that peace in his life. Unfortunately, in my brother's life, Satan's voice and lies were too loud to hear His God who loved him. Our God took him home. In the arms of Jesus my brother is now. At peace. God is good and does what is right. I love you, Josh. I love you.