He Had Everything to Look Forward to

I lost my baby brother Jacob four years ago. I was in middle school, and I didn't know how to deal with his death so I internalized all my feelings, everything about Jacob. I had to be strong for my family, especially my younger sisters. It wasn't until my mother recently told me she was pregnant that I began to confront the way I feel about what happened.

ArabellaBlythe ArabellaBlythe
26-30, F
3 Responses Feb 24, 2009

I am so sorry for your family's lost. <br />
I believe it was best for your mother keep the baby's name just for him. I personally would feel uncomfortable if my mother were to have give birth to a boy and name him Jacob.<br />
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I'm so glad to hear you say that :) I definitely will :)

Thank you. I fully intend too.

I am so sorry for your loss. A tragedy like that is rather painfull to go through and keeping everything bottled up inside will only put a temporay "bandaid" on the wound and make things worse in the future. Let your feelings free and be open about it. Although it will never cover the scar, it will help you heal inside.