Ten years ago today my brother died. I remember vividly at the time thinking ‘in ten years I’ll be remembering a ten year anniversary, and that’s a million miles away’ and now it’s here, ten years has passed in the blink of an eye, and life has gone on and my older brother is now my younger brother who died at 40. I don’t want to be too melancholy and keep going on about it. People die, life moves on. But I DO want to recognise that the nature in which he died is still happening day after day and the impact is enormous. I’m re blogging this because there are links support lines available at the bottom, and someone might need it. If you are the one, then it’s worth it.
Today in America it’s Thanksgiving. It’s also the anniversary of losing my brother Simon, when he died too young 8 years ago. It was devastating, life changing and made us all wonder if we would ever smile again. So how do I marry these two things up and write a blog about thankfulness whilst still remembering a brother who died in such tragic circumstances? I don’t want to dwell on the sadness of it all; that goes without saying that we were all shocked and devastated and wondered if we would ever find our bearings again. Instead I will find things to be thankful for, and hopefully, if someone is reading this in desperation, it might just enable them to reach out and get the help and support they need.
Today I’m thankful for….
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