all of his siblings
one set of aunt and uncle
all of their children
there was a sense of ease, of kindness, of caring I had not felt when he was alive.
I don't know if it was them or if it was me or it was all of us.
what I do know is that I love his family.
what I was reminded of is they are my family too.
My mom is here
sitting late night talking with her
i realize that this grief will leave a mark on me
i am surprised i hadn't thought about that before
my brain has shifted, changed, morphed
it will never function the same way it had before he died
but I'm really, really sad about that
somehow to me