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Hugs and prayers for him and for your family. ((hug)) Rock


Oh Kelly. I'm so very sorry. I don't even have the words. Just know that I've added Jeff and your family to my prayers and I will continue to do so.


Linda Hofacker

Kelly - I want to send you hugs and tell you to hold onto those memories of your childhood. A very dear childhood friend of mine went down the same path and it was so difficult to see such a vibrant young man appear so helpless and confused.

I'll keep your family in my prayers.



I am so sorry about your brother. I hope you find some peace and comfort soon.


Kelly, I will keep your family in my prayers. Big hugs to you.


Kelly, I'm so sorry about your lovely brother Jeff. I'll be praying for him and for his family. It's even sadder to see that he's got a family of his own. You know I'm always praying for you and your family. Love ya.

Stephanie Jedlicka


I am so sorry to hear about your brother. :( Your words are so moving and so poignant. I hope your brother comes home and that your family can find peace.

Huge ((hugs)).



((((((Kelly)))))) I was thinking "YEAH!" when I heard he called .. .then immediately saddened when I heard the things he said to your dad. Keeping you in my prayers.

Becky H

sometimes you just want to know why. sadly, I don`t think they know. I am sorry.


Prayers for Jeff and your entire family. Hopefully he will find his way back to your family soon. God Bless.

Nancy G.


It took me until now to post a comment because I first had to get control of my own tears. The beginning of your post took me back to our roommate days and of course remembering Jeff as well. Your words and pictures tore my heart in two. The childhood pictures were incredible and I loved seeing the "adult" Jeff.

In my mind, Jeff will always be the sweet, funny, handsome guy I knew so long ago. He will always be in your heart, so keep that picture of him in your heart as you celebrate his birthday each year.

Hugs to you and Happy Birthday to Jeff.

Love, Nancy


I'm so sorry to hear about your heartache. My uncle has lived a very similar life, and while I've steeled myself for that fateful call, I'm sure my mom feels so much the way you do. And I can't imagine how your parents feel, receiving such a phone call. That's a happy picture - you look so joyful, and look at your nephew! Something I've learned is there is no answer to the "why" questions. But you know what? even in his pain, I'm sure there's a part of him that knows you love him, and remembers those carefree days, too.

pc smart

i am so sorry you are enduring this are right, too many families have someone like your brother jeff. they slip through the cracks and then it is so far gone. i have a cousin who slipped through the cracks. we will never know what he could have become, accomplished. he bounces in and out of jail, on and off drugs/alcohol. we have tried to help but it is futile. all you can do is take care of yourself and your children right now. maybe jeff will come home one day, allow you all to be there for him....

Christine Campbell

All I can do is send you a ((HUGE HUG)) and hope that you find him soon.


hi kelly,
i'll keep you and your family in my prayers tonight. i too, know this same kind of is such a destructive disease and our family has endured alot.


Hi Kelly. I've been a lurker here for quite some time...but after reading your post today, I was totally compelled to let you know that you're not alone in this struggle. I only wish there were words to comfort you. But I know there are not. I know because I am mother to a child with a drug addiction, and so I know that nothing short of wrapping your arms around your brother and telling him you love him will make you feel better. Addiction is such a horrible disease, one that does not discriminate or have mercy for anyone involved, be it the addict or those who love him. I'm glad you were brave enough to share your thoughts and feelings, so that you invite others into your life that understand and can help you cope. My heart aches for you, your family, and especially your brother. I pray that he continues to fight despite his phone call, and that he realizes that he deserves happiness and the love of his family and friends, as I do for my daughter. {hugs}~Nicole


I know there are no words that will provide comfort. Just know by sharing your story will help us all to think about our loved ones.


Oh Kelly what your family must be going through. Prayers for you.


You and your family are in my prayers. I'll miss seeing you this week... hope to catch up soon!


How horribly sad and scary for you and your family. And for your brother. I will keep you all in my prayers. I'm sorry for your pain.

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