My brother sent me a text message yesterday while I was at work.
He said that his heart was broke. My mother has hurt him deeply.
I can manage to deal with my own pain but it's hard for me to see those around me effected by her careless actions.
In a few days my brother will be headed back to California and then on to Afghanistan.
In a few days my brother will be gone and my parents have yet to see him durning his month long visit.
Tomorrow is my baby shower. I am finding a way for my youngest brother (who still lives at home) to get there.
He asked my dad to take him but my dad's response was that he didn't want to go.
He asked my mom but she claimed to be working that day.
I call bullshit. To the whole situation.
In a few days my only family will pack up and get on a plane. I am already sad and he hasn't left yet.
He had taught me how important sibling are in your lives.
I never realized it until recently. When life gets rough it is important to have them by your side.
TKW left this comment on one of my posts "Friends are the family you can choose."
Thank you all for being that. In these next few weeks I know my emotions continue to flucuate.
That's just how it is. In a few days my baby brother will be hundreds of miles away from me.
But we have never been closer.
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