Today is the beginning

Today is the beginning of the hardest time of the year for my family.

My little brothers best friend committed suicide two years ago in December. Today would be his 15th birthday and he’s not here.

The next couple of months every time I see my brother I know all he will be feeling is pain and there is nothing any of my family can do. 

The holidays are supposed to bring cheer, togetherness, and closeness of family and friends. But after today there will be a grey cloud hanging over everyone in my family and most of this small town.

I love my brother and I hate to see him in pain. This is just the beginning of the misery of the holidays.

Happy Birthday Christopher. Please watch over Eric and make sure he gets through these next months.