Friday, April 16, 2010

In A Few Days

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.


  1. I'm so sorry for you and the all the BS that you have to put up with, especially while you are this far along in your pregnancy. When family is most important.

    I'm here for you and I can't wait to celebrate your baby boys arrival...even if I'm hundreds of miles away. :)

  2. I'm sorry to hear that things are the way they are now and I wish things were different.

    We're here, Keyona... miles (and oceans) away, but we're here for ya. :)

  3. I am so sorry. Families can truly suck. I am glad you feel so strongly towards your brother...I'm sorry he has to go back. I'm glad you have all of us to talk to!! We love you!!

  4. I am so freaking mad! WTF is wrong with your parents? Argh!

    ((hugs)) I'm so sorry. Thank God you have each other. WE (your reader friends) will be at your shower in spirit. I hope you know that.

    That picture is so sweet...thanks for sharing that with us.

  5. Parents can sometimes suck...and I mean that. They feel like they can do no wrong, and that their children owe them something. But they...we...don't! If I told you about the relationship that my mother and I have, you would fall out of your chair. Think Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight. It's so sad.

    I'm sorry your brother and you have to deal with this. But look at the bigger picture. No matter how far apart you are, you still have each other.

    Hugs and Mocha,

  6. Damn that would piss me off if my parents did something like that. I hope it all settles soon and he is with you!

  7. Love to you, Keyona. Don't you dare measure yourself and what you're worth against how your parents treat you. They simply have no clue who you really are and what they're missing out on.


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