Defining moments…that split second in our lives when our path pivots, and we slowly begin to process that our lives have just changed forever…
I realize it seems ironic for someone with a public blog to say they are a “private person,” but I don’t typically share deeply personal matters here. However, after corresponding via this blog over the past couple of years, my followers have also become my friends. You are my community…my “tribe.”
So it is with deep heart wrenching sadness that I must tell you that my baby brother Stephen died suddenly this week. He was only 53 years young. He leaves behind a loving wife and two beautiful daughters, my only nieces.
Although I have a million words that need to come out, they are far too personal to share on a public medium. Therefore, after driving two 12-hour days, 1,364 miles to get back to Texas, I am going to put the blog on hiatus while I do whatever I can to help my Mom cope with burying her youngest son, and help my 13 year old niece come to grips with the fact that her doting father is gone way too soon.
On behalf of my family, thank you all for your loving support and positive thoughts…
“And when my life is over
Remember when we were together
We were alone and I was singing this song to you”
Safe journey, F.P. I love you. Hold the door for me when I get there — C.P.