It has been 2 weeks since we found out that my step-brother passed away from liver cancer, more likely Cirrhosis of the liver.
In reading the comments online from his peers, friends, some family – he was an angel of man, a funny guy, a great partner (he was a sheriff), a gentleman, a kind and loving soul.
He was a drinker and not the nicest person all the time. He was a real dick most of my memories of him with a few times of being a nice guy.
I haven’t talked to or seen my step-brother in about 13 years. My daddy hasn’t talked to him in over a year.
It was a turbulent relationship between us all, Daddy, my mom, step-siblings and their mother, really throughout the years with some years being better than others.
Standing in my kitchen watching my sweet daddy cry at my dinner table just broke my heart. I’m sure his emotions were all over the place. Stunned, grief, guilt, disbelief and finally acceptance.
Why didn’t my step-brother’s mother call to tell my daddy his one and only son passed away?
When we found out he had been sick and in the care of his biological sister, my daddy’s daughter, for over 2 months; why didn’t he call before he passed away? And why didn’t she call to tell him?
As more and more details emerged we found out that my step-brother didn’t want anyone from his father’s side of the family at his funeral. We have no idea if this is true as we know his mother is a manipulative creature.
My daddy and mom say they made peace in their hearts and minds with my step-brother. I truly hope my step-bother did too when he met his maker, whatever this maker may look like, him/her/a panda, now he has to listen.
I don’t care how much of an ass you are/were nobody deserves to have suffer or lose their loved one to that beast cancer.
May we all be at peace and meet again in the light of love.
It still breaks my heart for my parents though. It’s just not something I can fathom as I get older. People suck but most the time it’s their own issues not the people they are rude/mean too. We’re all just fighting our own internal battles and trying to survive life. Be kinder to all. 💙