I am going to do this backwards.
First the difficult....
Thank you everyone who sent thoughts and prayers for my family. I cried when I saw all the wishes and prayers. You all are fabulous.
My brother Ben didn't want a funeral...he wanted a Party and boy did he get one! We Waked him tonight there wasn't room in the host's house to hold everyone. I left at 10pm (a bit overwhelmed by the last few days) and the party was still going strong...spilled out into the packed garage and out onto the lawn both back and front. There were hundreds of people there to party his way to heaven...it was sooooo wonderful to see just how many people my brother knew and who loved him as they all did. Ben would've been or is very pleased.
We read the last poem he wrote, it was very touching and had a moment of silence that turned in the yelling woohoo and his name and clapping for his wonderful life...not very silent, but I know he was woohooing along with everyone!
Now for the Bad.
My daughter Kellie and her husband got housing, she leaves Monday morning for CA. She doesn't want to leave the family right now, but you have to know the military, they would lose their housing if they don't take this house and they have been on the list for months. I knew this would be tough but right now...with all this crap...not good timing.
Now the the Good.
MY DAUGHTER GOT HER HOUSING!!! And now she gets to go start her life, be with her husband and it's not as final an separation as with my brother. I will get phone calls, emails and visits. I will hold onto that.
Thanks again for everyone that offered me the support that I come to rely on here.