This week, I've really thought about a lot since work has calmed down and life has found itself back on track. Thinking about everything that has gone on, I've really found comfort in the things I have gained from the biggest loss I've known.
The best and biggest thing I've gained is the relationship with my Brother, Chris!
Chris and I have always been there for one another, called on one another, and made fun of one another like other brothers and sisters do, but we've never been as close as I wanted. With distance we've rarely spent our birthdays together, holidays have been tough to wrangle up, and calling one another just didn't seem to fit.
Since our Dad's passing our world has turned upside down, but we've both had a rock to lean on ... each other!
I wouldn't change our relationship with one another for anything. Also, the fact that he can imitate our Dad's voice is pretty much essential right now! Talking to him about his upcoming day, the task he just accomplished, where he stands with his next home improvement project, his love for hiking, guy/relationship advice, and walking outside to look at the brightest star (our Dad) together is the best thing a sister could ever hope for. He recently told me, "Britt, it's my job to take care of you now, look after you, and be there just like Dad was!" Chris, these words will never leave my heart.
In a world that sometimes looks dark, just know there is always a glimmer of light shining down. I would love to share my brother with every daughter and sister out there, but after 26 years of working toward the relationship we have now, I think I'll keep him for myself!
Today's Friday Fav is all about My Brother - The coolest kid on the block, the best brother in town, and the rock to everything we've been through ... together!