Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year

Survivers

OK. It's a new year and I've made my resolutions. One of them is to begin this blog again. Things have been rough this year. Well, since the hurricane. It turned my job into a major headache. I work at a landfill and the amounts of debris brought in have been astounding. Three and a half months later the cleanup goes on. But it is easing up.

Then at the end of October my brother committed suicide. A delayed Gulf Storm casuality. I lost interest in everything for a while there. It's very traumatic for everyone who loved him. Confusion is reigning in my brain and there's something missing in my life that will never return. It's been two months now, but I still can't get a grip on it.

9 comments:

Kristy said...

Kimmie, I am so sorry. Unfortunately, I lost my brother to suicide too, so I understand what you are going through. It's been 16 years and I still think about him every day. I'll be thinking of you and hoping 2009 is better for you.

Kimmie said...

Thank you. I'm sorry for your lose, too. I know for the rest of our lives our brothers will never be far from our hearts.

Stephanie said...

Oh Kimmie. I'm so sorry. I know how hard it must be for you. I lost a brother in college (not from suicide though). It had to be the worst thing I have ever gone through in my entire life.

Day by day is about all you can do.

BusRider said...

Kimmie, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss of your brother. One of my brothers was killed at age 20 by a drunk driver in 1975. It took a long time for me to bounce back from the shock. My memories of him do help though. I hope your 2009 goes better than last year.

Chris said...

I'm so sorry about your brother, Kimmie. I can't imagine your loss. You're in my thoughts.

Pardon My French said...

Kimmie, I am so very sorry. You are in my thoughts.

Teddy Rose said...

Oh Kimmie, my heart goes out to you and your family! I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that in 2009 you and your family will be healing. I know that the loss of your brother will stick with you but try to remember the good times.

Hugs!

Kimmie said...

Thank you all. I appreciate all of your kind words.

The Shannons said...

Kimmie, I am so sorry to hear about your brother. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I fervently hope that 2009 is a much better year for you.