The A-Z Challenge has really been an inspiration to me as I put together words and thoughts corresponding to the letter of the alphabet. Yesterday, April 2nd, was the letter B and I blogged early in the morning about "Beliefs", a very powerful and life changing word. I had no idea at that time that within several hours an even more special B word, a very special B person would be the B that became my focus, my tears, my memories. I would have blogged yesterday however people had to be notified before it hit the internet.
Yesterday afternoon my brother passed away after a long battle with health issues. He was my Big Brother and his name was Bruce. How fitting to pay a small tribute here to my Big Brother Bruce who passed away on the B day of the A-Z Challenge. Knowing my brother and his love for getting the last laugh in, I can only smile thinking he probably planned it this way. He was a strong, gentle, goofy and courageous brother, a decorated Vietnam Vet, a son, a husband, a father, a grandfather, an uncle, a friend to many. He was also someone who believed in me.
May his memory live on in the hearts and lives he has touched.
To all the blogger friends who have left such sweet, amazing comments on my original B posts, THANK YOU!!!! Reading those comments and having this community to keep me smiling helps so much. You all are incredibly awesome.