Happy Birthday My Sweet Innocent Baby Brother

You know all them good times we have both as children and as adults, we tend to remember them and look back on them in awe. Sad to say I remember the bad times, and the sad times from when I was a child more then the happy times.

Today my little brother would have been 27! It is so hard to believe it has been almost 23 years since he passed. I will never forget the hell my sisters and I went through that day in April.

April 15th, 1988, it was a Friday, and it was our moms weekend with us, when 6 o clock came and she didn’t show up we got sad, we started to cry, we hated being at our dads, it was pure hell. His wife was something else, we was both physically and emotionally abused by this lady. We ended up going to bed hurt, because our mom let us down, or did she?

Saturday we found out that the home she lived in burnt down, all we new was one was dead, and one was extremely injured. Instantly, we thought it was both our mom and our brother, we didn’t know which one though, but this hurt even worse. We finally found out, that it was my little brothers friend that passed in the fire, my little brother made it, but with 90% of his 4 year old little body badly burnt.

He ended up being sent to several different hospitals before they found one with a good burn unit. Or was it a good burn unit, my little brother was in the hospital until May 27th, when they told my mom he had passed. What went wrong, what happened, he made it for a month and a half, how come all of a sudden hes gone. I do not understand, I just don’t get it, for a long time I hated God, I hated him for taking my baby brother form us, how could he. I know now my brother is in a better place, does it hurt any less, no it don’t. I wonder often how my life would be now if he was here with us!

Deep down I know my little brother sent my daughter to me, I know through out my struggles, he has been  by my side. I know now he is cheering me on in my fight against this fat. I can hear him now “I love you sissy, you can do it!”

I love you Daniel, thank you for being a good brother on the other side, thank you for watching over your big sis and your niece. We love you, and think about you often, one day we will meet again, and you can show me all the neat things you have been up to!

Until that day Have a Happy Birthday!

In Loving Memory

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is of Native American descent, she has family from the Ojibway/Chippewa tribe in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. She was born and raised in Michigan, where she later moved to Tennessee with her husband and daughter. Jammie and her husband home school their daughter, and enjoy doing many things together as a family. Some of those activities include geocaching, hiking, fishing, playing games together as a family, and just being silly with their daughter. Jammie is Owner of The Neat Things in Life. For more information visit on Google+.


  1. I miss you little brother, Happy Birthday! May you continue to rest in peace! xoxoxo :'(

  2. I don’t have any words to comfort you, but know that I am thinking of you I know my son is cheering me on also, he passed away on mother’s day and my birthday and would have been 30 this year.

    • Karen, I know the hurt and heartache that goes with losing a brother, I do not know that of losing a child, I do not think I could be strong and go on if something was to happen to my daughter, and on Mothers Day/Birthday none-less.

      I get my strength in this life, knowing my brother is in the afterlife guiding me. (((hugs)))

  3. I know I’ve heard this from you before, but I was crying so hard I couldn’t see. I didn’t realize that he lost a friend too or that your brother held in there for so long. I am sure he is watching over you. And we are all here cheering you on. I am sure someday you will be with him again. {Hugs}

    • The Doctors were preparing my mom to taking my brother home, we all thought he was in the clear, they was showing her how to change in bandages, and he wasn’t allowed outside because he was still badly burnt, I was so young so I do not know full details, from my understanding they made my mom leave his bedside for 2 hours, they came out and told her after the 2 hours, that my brother had passed.

      My mom had stated after my brother passed a nurse reached out to her, and told her that the oxygen balloon my brother had was suppose to be inflated at all times, and when she would go in for her shift, it was never inflated, I think the hospital is partially to blame for his passing, if they did things differently he may still be here.

      He is for sure my Angel. (Hugs back at ya girl)

  4. Aww (((hugs))) You are a very strong person. I admire your strength. I am so glad to have you in my life. You know I am always here for you!

    • Awe! Thank You Jen, I am glad I have you in my life as well, thank goodness for c10! If I didn’t have you, who else would I have to run my mouth with all hours of the night! (((hugs)))

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