Friday, February 10, 2012
i could use a little love right now
I am so very grateful for the powers of our social networking. My brother took himself to the hospital on Saturday without telling anyone. He's a fairly solitary and private kind of guy but when he did not show up for work for a few days, concerned people went to his house, texted and called to see what was going on. One of those amazing people had the foresight to call the closest hospital and it was discovered he was there. Another co-worker and fortunately old childhood friend and neighbor had the foresight to contact another friend who is close with me who then stepped up to tell me what was going on. My brother's ex also contacted me just hours before. It's been confusing and scary and very unpleasant. I have the warm fuzzies knowing my brother has people who love and care for him. I'm not sure what I am doing and I hope to do the best I can by him. For now, we're talking to him, getting visitors into his room and within earshot. I'm going to find his ipod and get some music going and we're hoping to find a quiet uke to strum as well. Small steps, tiny steps, recovering steps is what I am hoping for first. This guy is so amazing, he needs to know this and he needs to recover so he can continue to amaze us. Thank you for allowing me my space to feel safe and share. This is how I process, this is how I recover. good vibes are and will always be welcomed.
Random brother fact #1: He is the guy who married my husband and I. He stepped up, got ordained and I love him for that.