Still more came to visit.
As mentioned in this past weekend’s posts, I had more family visitors.
The trip was planned for some time, and I did not foresee myself being in the hospital. But there I was and here they came and we made the best of it. This family visit involved my oldest brother, his wife and their daughter and son. Gary, the usual host with the most; never skipped a beat and helped make the best of their time here when not visiting me in the hospital. Really, who wants to go to Florida and spend their time at the hospital?
With the arrival of Monday came my brother and his family’s departure. We were not able to spend a great deal of time together, but that time together was important for all of us. They needed to see and visit with me just as much as I needed to see and visit with them.
As with all the previous family visits, there were tears, honestly, openness and the knowing that this time spent together could very well be our last time together.
Monday morning, it was only my brother to come visit me one more time before heading back home to Texas. This brotherly time together, just us two together and talking about our relationship through the years was important. This time together to share a hug and say, ‘I love you’ without feeling embarrassed and uneasy is what I believe to be the conclusion of a lifetime brotherly relationships and brotherly transformations.
We both came full circle in this relationship of ours and we departed knowing the love we have for each other is strong, real and sincere.
The previous years and years of what use to be our brotherly relationship was transformed on Monday. A new brotherly relationship like none other we had experienced over the years.
Why wait until the last minute for these transformations?
I have no answers; I guess that is just life.
I love you brother and your family and thank you for visiting me.
You are important to me, as is our brotherly transformations.