Touching, honest, well written, in a word, awesome. Read this in a quite place.

the prodigal sub

I thought it might affect you more, because you have been there and know how it feels to be in that position.

Powerful words.  They came from my sister in the midst of all this… madness of the past week.  So far no one else has made the connection.  The truth is that we were not all that close to my brother.  We did not grow up together.  He made poor decisions, was immature, and not much of a brother to us.  How do you mourn someone who did not contribute to your life or your family?  All week I have been weighing the bond of “family” with a, for lack of a better term, mismanaged life.  My immediate family has shown little emotion, little remorse in this whole ordeal.  They say it does not come as a surprise, that they “expected” it.  To me, that just adds to the…

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