I am sorry that I have not been around the past weeks time. It has been a hard week for sure. It all started last Wednesday morning when we received a call that my brother had been taken by ambulance to the ER. He had went unconscious and we did not know if her was alive or dead and 6 hours away. My mother and I waited by the phone to trying to prepare for horrible news.
The news was not horrible but was defiantly not good either. Mom prepared to make a trip to Austin to be by his side. The rest of the week and through the weekend was touch and go. We would hear good news and then they would come back and give us bad news. Long story short, my dear brother Bruce, at the age of 47, passed away Sunday morning. He had a massive stroke and also suffered brain damage when he lost consciousness and was without oxygen until the ambulance got there.
I will miss him greatly. He was a Harley man through and through and drove 18 wheeler's for most of his life for a living. He was 13 years older than me and as a child we were not very close because of that but as adults we were very close and I loved him so very much.
This has been an extremely hard loss for my mom, 2 other brothers and I. My dad is not his biological dad but had raised him from the time he was 5 years old for 17 years of marriage to my mom, so he was his "dad" and this has been very hard on him as well.
I will miss him and have a hard time realizing that I will never hear his voice again or braid his hair or hug him. BUT he did have health issues before this and suffered from a few other problems as well. I know that God is holding him in His arms now and that he will never feel pain, sadness or anything like that again. For that, I am so thankful.
This is me and my three brothers several years ago. From left to right: Me, Roger, Bruce and Bill.
Thank you for listening. I have fell very behind on my blog reading and have decided that instead of wearing my self out trying to catch up to just clear my google reader and go on. I hope I have not missed out on to much! Hopefully I will have a stitchy update next time! Have a blessed week!