Today was Rick's brother Darrin's birthday. Darrin died a few years ago, and honestly I tell people often that he was my brother, not my brother-in-law. I was his big sister, he confided in me, talked about his dreams and his fears. He died much too young, with a future that seemed so bright, his candle blown out by a life he was not ready for.
My oldest brother Herbert's death anniversary is tomorrow.......I miss him so very much, eight years since his passing. He was a typical big brother, protective, loving and kind. He loved life as much as anyone I have ever known.
Rick and I have talked about our parent's deaths and the sadness in our hearts, but losing siblings in many ways was more difficult. Deep down inside, I knew our folks would not be with us forever, but I never thought about our siblings dying.
A rough day for both of us, my typical day after treatment, plus our remembrances of our brothers. Tonight, sending love to Darrin and Herbert......we will always love you.....we will always miss you.