Tomorrow just might be the most difficult day of my life.
Ten months ago I watched my little brother graduate as a Surgical Technologist. Two days later I watched as he laid dead in the emergency room. Tomorrow is finally the court date for two of the parties involved.
Itís almost been a year, the trial has been pushed back several times but tomorrow is the day. The details surrounding his death arenít really necessary; he was a good kid but in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong people. Sitting in the courtroom across from the people involved and knowing that if they would have made the slightest of different decisions he would still be here today - is going to be the most difficult part of it all.
I donít want to give the wrong impression, theyíre not up on capitol murder charges, but they are still serious offenses that resulted in his death. Thereís not a thing in the world that can bring him back, but I hope that Justice is served tomorrow.
I feel selfish asking for thoughts or a prayer after life has taken me away from the Jungle for a bit; but if you burn one down tomorrow, do it for my little brother or for Justice.
The more than ironic kind of bittersweet moment in all of this is that his death resulted in me taking a wrong turn in Dallas which led me to a B&M after an 8 year hiatus from The Leaf. That all lead me to CS and everyone that Iíve met on here Ė thereís not really a Hallmark card for that occasion, but I want you all to know that Iím very thankful that Iím part of this great community.
Thanks again for your support.
RIP little brother... August 20th 1987 ~ June 28th 2007