Mom's been doing better. She watches your slide show from the funeral often. I think it makes her feel closer to you. I can't watch it. In fact I haven't seen it since we played it at the funeral. It's too hard. I do however think of us playing hide and seek in the cul-de-sac in the summer, with all the other kids in the neighborhood often. You were always better at hiding and not getting caught...I think that's why you always let me hide near you. I want you to know you were an amazing brother. You always stuck up for me and supported me. I miss the rides to dance class, when you would blast Metallica and Beastie Boys. I felt cool in the car with you. I still cry sometimes at night because I miss you. I know I will get to see you again some day and I know that day will be very glorious for our family. Every time we have a family gathering I think of you. I think of the things you would say and the crazy stories you would make up. I always believed you no matter what...I think you called it being gullible :) I love you dear brother and I know you are doing amazing work on the other side. I know that you are in God's grace and that brings me great comfort. I know you would be proud of all that we have done this year. Our family has had to continue on without you, but you are not forgotten...not for a single moment. You are with us wherever we go. I think of you often when I am cooking. You always shined in the kitchen. I made pasta the other night from scratch and I wondered if you made yours this way too. I am so thankful for forever families. I am thankful that God loved us so much that He sent His son. I am thankful that no matter what we do in this life, we can be saved. I love you dear brother every moment of the day. I pray we can continue to be strong, to honor you as we continue to live and grow. You are in our hearts always and forever. Until we meet again...
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