9.1 The Bittersweet Life

“For everything there is a season:  a time for every activity under heaven.

A time to be born and a time to die.

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A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.

A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away.

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A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate.

A time for war and a time for peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NLT)

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Brady, I do not have the proper words to describe how amazing you are. When you were born, I’m not quite sure why, but I felt like you would grow up to be “something.” I didn’t know what “something” was, but I knew that, in some way, you would bring something different to our lives. You definitely did that. Thank you for being you: loving, kind, always optimistic, and crazy as all get out! There is definitely a hole in the Pruett family now, but time heals all wounds. Thank you for making generation eight so epic!

Please leave a comment and say a few words about Brady.

9.2 Dr. Pruett Breaks Down

29 thoughts on “9.1 The Bittersweet Life”

  • Aww Brady! I was hoping he’d live long enough to see little Jonathan or Janessa too. 🙁
    I really liked Brady a lot. He was such an amazing husband and father which turned out to be a surprise because when he was younger I never thought he would even get married, far less for having so many beautiful kids! Brady proves that everything happens in its own time. If he had met Viviana when he was young, who knows what would have happened then. She might have been another notch on his belt, a casual relationship that would not have lasted long and then there would be no Julian, Callie, Emmy J and Sasha. There certainly would be no Juliette! Brady and Viviana met at the right time. It’s too bad that Viviana didn’t get to grown old with him and that they still have two young kids that he won’t see grow into adults (unless he comes back as a ghost) but everything happens when it’s supposed to. Brady lived his life to the fullest and I for one will miss him a lot.

    • You are so right. I have no clue what would have happened if they would have met earlier. Probably nothing seeing as how he was stuck on Robyn for so long. Everything happens for a reason. The pain that she caused him propelled him into a series of unproductive relationships, but without that empty feeling, he would not have recognized what Viv would bring to his life. Viv knew what she was signing up for when she got involved with a man that much older than her. But, it still hurt when she lost him. Brady’s attitude toward life though…man, I think he’s been the most optimistic Pruett ever! And determined too because he never gave up; I wasn’t sure he was gonna get married too, so I’m sooooooo grateful for Viv! Everything does happen in its own time.

  • Brady and Viv were my favourite couple. I loved the way Brady dealt with his insanity and channeled it into working out. And then getting together with Viv. He didn’t have the easiest start with Robyn and all that, but his life turned out awesome. I was happy for him.

  • Brady!!

    He was such a great guy. So strong and level headed when he finally grew up. Viv came into his life and he became a different man–one capable of changing your whole story! I loved how he could be funny and serious at the same time.

    That man had so much love and I am so happy he ended up being the heir!

    Loves and hugs <3

  • This chapter was so sweet, and as the title suggests it was simultaneously bitter. My heart ached when I saw the sadness on everyone’s faces. I felt like their sadness was filling my face as well, and I looked back in the memory banks to moments in Brady’s life- I remember Alayna in tandem, and it makes me even more sad, despite the smile curling up onto my lips. It’s heartwrenching and yet so perfect.

    Brady was an incredible husband and father.

  • Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

    First, let me start out by saying that this is one of my “life verses” if you will. That and Habakkuk 2:3 which both deal with time in their own ways. Since this is one of my all time favorite scriptures, it really touched me. Brady will definitely be missed. He was such a lovely sim.

    Second, let me say that I love the way this chapter was done. Brilliant- absolutely brilliant with the pictures you used and how you used them and everything was just touching. I love this circle of life thing you depicted in the pictures- I love how you showed them comforting each other- and I love the joyous pictures at the end. Viv crying kind of broke my heart though but this chapter was beautiful nonetheless. Just fantastic- ugh- the emotions you put me through!

    P.S. I changed the email I want notifications to go to so that is why my little picture thingy changed- but you probably already knew that.

  • Noooooooo…… All of the triplets are gone!

    Goodbye Brady. You really were amazing and part of an amazing family. You really helped this legacy move forward, from the day you took the torch from your brother. You brought us all your children and you are the reason for generations 8 and now 9. You brought us the enjoyment of seeing you with your parents, former lovers, wife and children, and now you are gone. The happiness of once seeing you fades away, a tombstone in its place, no longer happiness, just emptiness and sadness. Goodbye Brady, your strength, compassion and love lives on in our hearts.

  • Okay I have to share something pretty personal here. You know I started falling behind on reading my stories at the beginning of september, when my grandfather passed away.

    Well I’m typing through tears in my eyes, because the morning after he passed away one of my cousins and his wife welcomed their second baby into this world. This was his 26th great grandchild I believe. And it was a great grandchild, but still this chapter hit close to heart.

    The verse you paired with this chapter was perfect too. <3

  • So I’m back… After like a million years lol! Way to get kicked in the guts right of the bat… I loved Brady 🙁 I think I read about how his death happened somewhere on the forums and it makes me so sad! Who knew the insane jock would become such awonderful husband and father!

  • A very deep biblical saying that I have learned to love for his truth and beauty.
    Brady, you insane, loveable, stubborn man. Even as an elder you still were a stronghold of the Pruetts, always around to give more or less funny and yet always honest advice and share love and cheerfulness. No matter how you started, you were a wonderful father and special in all of your ways. Knowing that you wouldn’t be able to see your wife grow old and all your children come of age, you never shied away from anything nonetheless.
    May your name and even more your unique character be remembered for the next two generations of Pruetts (and beyond that)! <3

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