How is everyone? I thought I would post since I have been gone for a while and let everyone know how I am doing since my brother, Jerry died a couple of weeks ago.
Well it has been really hard on my, since I took care of him for the past 5 yrs and did everything for him, and took him everywhere, it is a big adjustment for me. How do you go from making sure he got what he needed, Little Debbies, hot dogs, his favorite kind of pop and taking him wherever he needed to go for various appts, like Dr's, Dentists and for his medicaid, food stamps and everything else to nothing? Jer was like my little brother, but he was 4 yrs older than me, because he was mentally challenged. I guess also being I was with him when he died in my car on the way to the hospital, that is hard and that will say with me for a long long time to come.
The funeral was sad, but we lasted just one day and than it was over. Lots of people came to see him, and I was happy to see that he had touched so many people in Michigan. As well as here in Indiana, I get cards and calls all the time from those who knew him. But I wll get through this in time.
Ken and myself are going to go to New Orleans from Aug 11th to the 18th, I have never been there, Ken has some family there that he hasn't heard how they fared. They are from the Plaqiminnes Parish area, in Bureas that got pretty much devistated, and we don't know if can even go there. But now we can go away and I won't be constantly worrying about how Jer is doing and if son Dan has to take him to the hospital for an attack. I need to get away just to think and have some time away from everything. Today daughter, Kelly is coming over to go through his clothes, she is a 6t grade teacher in an inter city school in Indy and says the school will make sure the clothes go to those that need it. So I won't have to do this alone at least. I have been so busy with the Thank You Cards and doing various things for Jerry's bank accounts and some other things you do when someone dies and 6you take care of their affairs.
But anyways other than that I am hanging in there. Weight wise I am down several pounds since I have not had much of an appetite lately. But I am trying to take care of myself too.
I have missed you all so much!
CJ-Thanks so much for the phone call and everything else. We were in Michigan for Jer's funeral when you called, but I am so appreciate of everything and your love and support mean so much to me. We have known each other for many many years now and I know I can always count on you when I need a friend.
Sylvia-Thanks for the lovely email from you, I sure did love getting it in spite of the circumstances. You always know how to make me feel better and I have loved getting those wonderful emails from you, like when you sent a beautiful email to me on the anniversary of my brother, Rick's death. You are one in a million and a sweet and thoughtful person.
Kim-Thanks to you too for your beautiful email as well. That was so nice of you to offer a shoulder to cry on, as you put it. I hope things are going good for and Hannah and one of these days when things slow down maybe we can meet downtown Indy for lunch. I would love that.
TamiL-Thanks so much too to you your kind words too concerning my brother and myself. It is wonderful to see you post like you do, you are a wonderul person to have in our great group. Congratulations on you nephews birth, I know you are a great Aunt to him. Also good luck on the phone interview for the new job. I will keep my fingers crossed
that you get it and they will be so lucky to have you too.
Well I guess I better get going cause Kelly will be here in a few minutes. So love to all of you's. Hope we can get a lot of Wannabee's posting soon cause I miss all of you.
Love you much, Sharon