April 26, 2011

my brother

We all present different personas to different people.  I am at different times a dad, a son, a husband, an etc.  You get the picture.  Consequently, we don't always get to see certain sides of people.  One side of my brother that always seems to come out, though, is his concern for other people.  Just the other day, I was sitting on the couch next to his bed.  It's an emotional weekend with the house full of family for Easter and I can tell he's in pain.  Surprisingly, it's just he and I alone together and there's a pause in the conversation when he asks, "how are you dealing with all this?"

Despite his own pain and struggles, he automatically asks how I'm coping.  That's just the kind of guy that he is.

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