Sunday, 9 November 2014

Morning Has Broken

I hope to be thankful every morning I awake to a new day, more then the day before ...

My Heart is heavy to have learned of the passing of my Nephew, Chad Masterson, my brother Allan's Son.  My brother learned of his son's passing Friday, November 7th, 2014.  Chad was just a year or two older then my oldest Son, Chris.

It has been a long battle of highs and lows the past Years for Chad.  That battle within is now over, and I, as I know many, now pray that he is finally at Peace.

I share here what I shared with my friends on the status of my Facebook page yesterday:

Mental Health & Addiction has not escaped my family's life, or that of many other families. I just learned this morning I lost a Nephew, who was very much part of my life. I have lost a small piece of my soul & heart, as have his Father, my brother, his Mother, and his siblings. I pray for strength for my family, and for all the others that need strength to endure their hardships & battles as well.
RIP now my Dear Nephew, Chad, I have always loved you no matter which path you were on. xo
I thank all in advance for their condolences and understanding. Prayers are always appreciated in these times where strength in numbers always seem to come when most needed.

Really there is not much more to say, or nothing that can further help where Chad's mind took him from himself and a family who loved him and helped in ever way possible.

I left the house this morning to feel the cool breeze on my face, and today I took delight in that feeling.

Many days hold many battles for some, and I truly rejoice I have the strength and support of Family & Friends who love me, and I them.  I am Blessed.

There will not be too much to journal about the next few days.  I will drive my brother, and his grandson, Chad's son, down to say our final good-byes tomorrow with other immediate family members.  I pray this closure puts our minds at ease that indeed Chad is in a better place now.

That is all she wrote, Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard.


  1. I'm so sorry. Parents are not supposed to bury their children.

  2. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers tonight Cindy.

  3. I am so sorry about your nephew. Depression is an illness and sometimes it beats us. Having lost a family member the same way, I know how hard it is to deal with. Prayers and thoughts to you and your family.


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