Originally Posted by Buildthemskywards
Sorry for the rant and hijacking your thread but it's also something I've been thinking about a lot lately as we get closer to Christmas. Once I start it all comes pouring out. I don't talk to my other half about it for fear of upsetting him.
Melissa first of all thank you so much for sharing. I am also here if you ever need to talk.
I think that if you love and are close to a person it doesn't matter if you are related to them by blood because you can still be joined as a family through the heart. The hurt doesn't change because someone is not your brother. I think if a person's passing hurts to the extent that it does for you then you are family in your heart. I think it is wonderful that you got to know him and love him. I am sure it meant a lot to him.
I am sorry for your loss and I know how hard the holidays can be after losing someone. The first couple of years after Daddy passed away I didn't even want to do Christmas but my family pushed me into it. I am glad they did now but it was hard at the time.
Hugs! I am always here if you need to talk!