Jump to content



 
Photo

November 27, 2012


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
19 replies to this topic

#1 BrentMc11

BrentMc11
  • Member
  • 12717 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:43 AM

On this day I lost my mother in her battle with COPD. I also lost my best friend. I told a lot of my closest Colts friends, and did not wish to make a big deal of it. She is in a better place, and I am glad to have said "I love you Mom every day" :) Live every day with loved ones like there is no tomorrow!!!

What does this have to do with Colts football? She loved the Colts and Butler basketball.....and the way the team fights till the end. She thought Chuck Pagano was the toughest guy on earth....these two Colts videos from today made my tears go to smiles and back to tears again......

GO COLTS! GO CHUCK!!

http://www.colts.com...0c-41f55da8b966

http://www.colts.com...85-4a40e74d9532

Change is good!  

 

BrentMc11


Game Rewind: Relive every NFL moment…subscribe to Game Rewind. Relive every NFL moment…subscribe to Game Rewind.

#2 PrincetonTiger

PrincetonTiger
  • Memb ns
  • 16732 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

Nice story
Onward Princeton Forward Princeton

PrincetonTiger77

#3 HungarianColtsFan

HungarianColtsFan
  • Member
  • 2764 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:53 AM

Out of words...

COLTSTRONG


#4 USAFHoosier

USAFHoosier
  • Member
  • 705 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:56 AM

Sorry for your loss man.

#5 SteelCityColt

SteelCityColt
  • Forum Moderator
  • 4725 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

I'm sorry for you loss Brent, even more kudos to you for your positive attitude when you've gone through that so recently.

#6 Coltssouth

Coltssouth
  • Member
  • 2963 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:16 AM

So sorry Brent. I too lost my mother and best friend in October and she also loved the Colts. The fun we had together watching the games and talking about our favorite players bring back special memories. The phone call when I could not be there during a game of "did you see that?!"

The Colts hold to the premise that they are a family. They became a part of mine in the memories they bring.

#7 PrincetonTiger

PrincetonTiger
  • Memb ns
  • 16732 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

sad news
Onward Princeton Forward Princeton

PrincetonTiger77

#8 HarassedOffTheSite

HarassedOffTheSite
  • Member
  • 3375 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:19 AM

"Jesus stood and spoke the Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion - to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor."


* I used to spend a significant amount of time here. But between Nadine's harasment and genral stalkerlike behavior, I decided to roll over to Stampede. Her equally clueless counterpart over there, Brad Wells has departed and so now it will be my Colts home. What a shame. ;)


#9 lollygagger8

lollygagger8
  • Member
  • 4812 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:33 AM

Brent I know I said sorry for your loss already, but you have always been super cool and I'll pray for you and your family. At least your Mom is in a better place now and not in pain any longer.

#10 schwamm

schwamm

    BRING IT!

  • Member
  • 2150 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. It is not an easy thing to lose any loved one, but from my experience of losing both my in laws and trying to be there for my wife and her family, the passing of a parent has felt to me like losing an anchor during a storm. It may take a while to feel like you have control again.

I know my own mother is getting up there in age, and no one lives forever, but I just can't imagine how hard it would be for me to lose her... I'm an admitted mamma's boy, tho.

I wish you strength and courage, my friend.

I am forever grateful for all the great players I've been fortunate enough to watch play the game with horseshoes on their helmets,

and I'm eagerly anticipating the opportunity to see which new Colts become the stars and fan favorites of tomorrow.


#11 JoKeR

JoKeR

    And here...we.. GO...

  • Member
  • 6750 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

I'm sorry Brent, I couldn't imagine such a loss. Hopefully I can be half as strong as you when the day comes.

#12 PrincetonTiger

PrincetonTiger
  • Memb ns
  • 16732 posts

Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:58 AM

Had No clue

Seems like you doing great
Onward Princeton Forward Princeton

PrincetonTiger77

#13 BrentMc11

BrentMc11
  • Member
  • 12717 posts

Posted 09 January 2013 - 11:23 AM

Just a little over a month since Mom passed, and I just came back to read all of the nice responses.  Thanks guys!  I still find myself looking at the clock at certain times of the day Mom and I would talk.  I knew it would be hard, but........

 

I miss you Mom!!!  :)


Change is good!  

 

BrentMc11


#14 BleedingBlue

BleedingBlue
  • Member
  • 1010 posts

Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:22 PM

My mom took me to my first colts game. Dad was in the press box ;)

 

Sorry for your loss.


Calvin Johnson drops 2 passes in the 4th Quarter? Really?

#15 BrentMc11

BrentMc11
  • Member
  • 12717 posts

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:36 AM

My mom took me to my first colts game. Dad was in the press box ;)

 

Sorry for your loss.

An awesome Colts and family memory BleedingBlue.  Thank you!!  Cherish the times you have!!!  :)


Change is good!  

 

BrentMc11


#16 Jay Kirk

Jay Kirk
  • Member
  • 3890 posts

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

Just a little over a month since Mom passed, and I just came back to read all of the nice responses.  Thanks guys!  I still find myself looking at the clock at certain times of the day Mom and I would talk.  I knew it would be hard, but........

 

I miss you Mom!!!   :)

Brother I do understand what your going thru,although I still have my parents,Ive lost some of the mainstays of my life ,my Papaw{Grandfather],and my best freind Jeff Ward. Both of these were very close,could talk to them about anything,I still catch myself thinking at times ,its about time for Jeff to show up at the door,because he was like that you never knew when he would show up.Bottom line is you never stop missing them,because they are in your heart,but with Gods help the pain of losing them fades away.Ya know i love my Brother :thmup:



#17 BrentMc11

BrentMc11
  • Member
  • 12717 posts

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

Brother I do understand what your going thru,although I still have my parents,Ive lost some of the mainstays of my life ,my Papaw{Grandfather],and my best freind Jeff Ward. Both of these were very close,could talk to them about anything,I still catch myself thinking at times ,its about time for Jeff to show up at the door,because he was like that you never knew when he would show up.Bottom line is you never stop missing them,because they are in your heart,but with Gods help the pain of losing them fades away.Ya know i love my Brother :thmup:

Yes....and some days simply are better than others!  Thank you for the message.  It means a lot.


Change is good!  

 

BrentMc11


#18 JlynRN

JlynRN
  • Member
  • 2859 posts

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:33 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss :(  I know what you're going thru, both of my parents are now gone, and it's hard.  But I know they are happy and together again after 57 years of marriage here on earth.  May God bless you and your family !!!



#19 ConBro

ConBro
  • Member
  • 1137 posts

Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:56 PM

I'm very sorry for your loss Brent :( Your ma sounds like a terrific person :) We're all here for you! I like to consider this forum full of friends and family-- we all have your back if you need an ear (or an eyeball)  :thmup:


:blueshoe: 2013 AFC South Champions :blueshoe:

 


#20 BrentMc11

BrentMc11
  • Member
  • 12717 posts

Posted 10 March 2013 - 09:30 AM

Today is March 10.  Hey it is my nephew's birthday!  He just got a nice internship in North Dakota!!  Great job buddy.  SOOOOO proud of you!  I would rather go there as LA too....just my small town roots :)

 

Today also would have been Mom's 80th birthday!  She would have gotten up at 6 AM (Knowing her she would have forgotten the time change and gotten up at 5 :))  She would have gotten herself and my 91 yr-old Pops up...and ready for their day which ALWAYs started out with an awesome breakfast at their former assisted living.... Sundays were the best!!!!! 

 

Mom would have more than likely had her 'usual,' but her favorite was always sausage biscuits and gravy with coffee hot and black!

 

I too wish that I was up at the crack of dawn going to see Mom.  Every day continues to be a struggle when I look down at my watch to see what time I should be calling to check up!  10:15 AM.....2 PM and 3:30 PM.  We talked about what to eat, I made sure they were taking meds....following up on Pops' diabetes...sugar.

 

I wish we could have gone out today, and Mom could have had one of her favorite desserts...pecan pie or Strawberry Pie. Gray's Bros. was her favorite.  This would have been a great day too because her Butler Bulldogs won, IU plays, NASCAR at Las Vegas, and the Pacers/Heat.....not to mention COLTS!   :coltslogo:  :coltslogo:  :coltslogo:

 

I want to thank my many friends on this site for helping me through the death of my best friend!  While the pain will never end due to the closeness that we shared, each day comes and goes with the memories we still have.  I do wish she could have met my step daughters and sons.  She was in too bad of shape at Thanksgiving, and only got to meet my 16 yr-old at the time!

 

Mom knew I wanted to have kids, and I know she is looking down and helping me be the best dad I can be...and best husband to Denene...my gorgeous wife!!  Thanks everyone for the encouragement and support.  The old linebacker appreciates you!!!  I miss you Mom....Happy Birthday!!!  Love Brent  :)


Change is good!  

 

BrentMc11







COLTS TICKETS!

Single Game Tickets Available!

BUY THEM TODAY!
Join the Stampede!

Recent Status Updates

  • Photo
      21 Oct
    Bogie

    Golden Dawn comes tonight, Ministry marathan before Halloween

    Show comments (6)
View All Updates