I am not sure where to begin. It was nice to receive your letter, but my heart is so heavy for the passing of your brother. I could not even imagine what you and your family are going through. Your life forever changed.
Know that you are in my thoughts and I have been sending you so much love. The road ahead will feel as if you are traveling all up hill. You may feel lost and unsure where to turn. Know that there are people out there, like me, who will sit right beside you. Ready to hold your hand, listen to your stories, or just sit there with you in silence.
It is in moments like this that we must lean on others, even when it feels difficult to do so. Friends have a way of lifting us back up, holding us gently, and letting us just be. Lean in deeply and know that you are loved and seen, even as you struggle through your pain and loss.
There is nothing in this world like the bond that forms between family. It is a love that never falters. There will be disagreements. Moments where you do not get along. But when it comes down to it you will always be there for one another.
The love you have for your brother will live on in your heart and be expressed every day when you think of him. He will always be with you. Looking down, cheering you on, and watching you grow.
Sending you so much love as you navigate through this and know that I am here for you.