I never thought anything of it. I liked it actually...being able to celebrate with someone. My mom and dad would always make a cake for us or have a neighbor friend make a special character cake (i.e. cabbage patch doll cake, etc).
In about a month, it'll be 5 years since my brother passed away and for whatever reason I'm finding this year to be especially hard...I don't know...maybe it's because this year marks the 5th year. It feels like a milestone or something.
It never even crossed my mind growing up that he would go before me...and so soon in his life. Even in high school and college, I mentally planned to be his caretaker once my parents became too old to do it themselves...and I always told myself that I had to find a special man that would be able to handle my special circumstances.
Most of everything good in me, I truly think came from my brother. From an early age, I naturally had a big heart and didn't like hearing of people being mistreated just because they are different in any way. I never understood it and I still don't. Not many people in their lives can say they knew some genuinely perfect...without fault...sinless. I did and he was beautiful.
Happy birthday Jearemiah. When I picture how you would be celebrating your 29th birthday, I vision a little awnriness, a little booze, maybe a tattoo... a lot of fun, and a lot of smiles. I miss you and losing you has never really ever gotten easier for me...I constantly think I am disappointing you with my actions or my thoughts. I've never claimed to be perfect, but when you know that your brother was perfect, it's something to live up to. Love you baby brother.