A Life Interrupted.

Sometimes big life makes everything petty and small like blogs seem like a waste of time. The last time I posted was June 18th.  At the time, I was a few weeks behind on posting my newspaper articles to this blog, but had plans to get everything updated and current that week.

On the 19th, we lost my brother unexpectedly in a helicopter crash.  Everything else screeched to a halt.

My brother was an amazing man.  Please read his life story posted on the Hoff Funeral Home website.  Husband, dad, pilot, farmer, believer.  He accomplished so much in 44 years.

My brother, Mike Kramer.

My brother, Mike Kramer.

In the weeks since, I’ve written about him many times.  I’m back to my blog again because I want to share those things on the website where many people have access to them.

My dilemma is, though, that I was behind before that.  I have about four articles to post from beforehand, which now seem weird to post with all that’s happened since.

It’s a good reminder to me to just keep things current on here, and not have this sort of problem of posting articles a month (or more) after their written.

Anyway, I’m back to posting on the blog again.  I plan to post many of my already-published articles in the next few weeks.  I’d love it if you read them, especially the ones about my brother.



13 thoughts on “A Life Interrupted.

  1. I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. I was just in Fargo for a funeral of a dear friend, an older man who discipled my husband for 30+ years, and I know what it is to wear a mantle of grief. It does change everything. However, we had 88 years with our dear friend, it must be harder to lose one so young. May your heart find a way to learn to live with the loss and may your find comfort in the Lord.

    There are no rules for grief. Just blog as you feel like it. If the posts are old, just post them when you can with an intro that grief changed your calendar.

  2. Very sorry for your loss. I have been flying for over 20 years and have lost friends before. It is so tragic and sudden. I am also 44, married, kids and hopefully most everything your brother was. It is very humbling and I can only offer my thoughts and prayers for you, his wife, kids, parents, and family. God Bless.

      • Roger Wilco.

        God Bless you and your family during this time. At some point in the future, You and I and Mike will hang out in Heaven and talk about how nice the place is. It will be a honor and a pleasure to meet him there.

  3. Kathy,
    My heart breaks for you and your families.
    I am the wife of a pilot. I understand the time and sacrifice Mike, and his family made for his chosen career. How proud you all must have been of his commitment and passion.
    The aviation family is small, and though I did not know at the time I heard this on the news, that he was your brother….I said a prayer for him and his family.
    I hope you continue to heal and feel all the support surrounding you.
    All the best friend,

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