This is a sad time of the year for me as I remember my brother who died in 2004. We weren’t close but it still makes me sad every year that he’s not here. I can’t believe it’s been 16 years since he chose to end his life. This is one of the last photos that I have of him. It was taken at my wedding 3 months before, the last time that we were together.
I will never understand why he made the choice he did. It’s not one I could make as I have too much I still want to do. This year has been challenging (and continues to be), but I know it will get better. It will pass. I’ve had some really dark days this year. Days when I wasn’t sure how I would get through. But what is it they say? Tough times don’t last, tough people do. So I must be very tough.
Tonight I’ll raise a glass to his memory. Wherever you are, I hope the decks are hot, the drinks are cold and the party is banging.