WordFULL Wednesday – RIP Stevie

Today would have been the birthday of a very special friend. June 15th is a day for me to celebrate and remember the life of an angel. Someone who was taken from me unfairly, someone that I miss dearly everyday. Someone who touched the lives and made an impact on many. Someone that I will never forget!

Stevie was my step brother. I grew up with him for over 13 years. After his father, my step dad, died, Stevie was taken from the house and put into a group home. His mother never liked my mom and me, so she refused us to see him. I tried to fight it, but couldn’t. I wasn’t allowed in the hospital as he was dying, I was physically removed from the funeral, and was told that the burial was a private event as well. It took me months to find his plot at the cemetery. (Care to Read The Full Horror Story?) 
It’s hard to focus on the good times because this was so traumatic for me. I just can’t understand why people do things sometimes, and all I know, is that if the tables would have been turned, I don’t care how much I hated someone, everyone should have the right to pay their respects and have closure. 
I am not a perfect person, and I will openly say that my hatred for these people for what they have done is big. But I don’t want to hate, so it’s a never ending goal to try to forgive. I haven’t been able to yet but I’m still working on it, I know it’s what Stevie would have wanted. 

always smilin!
such a cutie!
looking above him, can you tell what he loves?

2 Cor. 1:3-5

Surrounded by friends
yet all alone
the one I loved
God has called home

the hugs of friends
helps ease the pain
and I know my loss
is my loved one’s gain

but tears now flow
across my face
as I long for just
one more embrace

then comfort comes
and I see Christ’s face
He hugs my loved one
and I feel God’s grace. 

Merry Christmas!
I know I say the same thing every year, but that’s because I feel guilty for not fighting for you hard enough. I am sorry things turned out like they did, I love you very much!
-Your sister
Stevie & Me
My best friend!

Happy Birthday Stevie!
(he would have been 26)
Would love to know if you stopped by.

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