It has been an odd week.
Went to my grandparents for my grandma's birthday, and man...they are getting old. And that sucks. I seem so busy with my life the past few years so I haven't gotten to see them that much cause they live quasi far away, and that makes me sad.
And today my brother got sent away to a treatment center for a few months to deal with is alcohol/drug problem. I truly hope this works for him, but it still is hard for me. Tyler has always been a joker, a person who could make me smile no matter what sort of situation I was in. Yet when the time called for it, he could be as serious as the next guy and talk with me about anything. He is a very charismatic guy, and always did his best to make sure everyone was having fun. And now I will only be able to see him at his center during the registered visiting hours on Sunday afternoons. I was hoping to go to my cabin up north with him for a weekend just to hang out, get him away from that stuff and just hang out. Too late, I guess. And after his treatment is done he won't be living with us anymore, he will be living in a half-way house for a few more months, maybe longer.
Yeah, I know this will all be a lot better for him in the end, but it is really weird to think that I can't just call my older brother up and talk like I used to. He always did cheer me up, and put me above his friends most lot of the time. I guess I never really realized it until it went away, which is so cliche and typical of most poeople. But I will be praying for him so that hopefully he will get out of there with a clean mind and heart, and with great intentions.
*Cue American Gladiators Theme Song*Posted by ambo0016 at July 13, 2004 5:16 PM