At 10:07AM this morning my sweet cousin Brian passed away. His body was ravaged by both disease and treatment and couldn't hang on any longer. He was a sweet and simple soul and his mother, sister and family will miss having him here to remind us of the joys that little life victories can bring. In the coming days we will gather to remember Brian and to give comfort to those he left behind.
My first memories of Brian come from our toddler years - getting into mischief when we discovered that the extra door in my bedroom led outdoors to the yard. Once there, we decided the best fun would be to toss a few rocks at the cars riding by. When we broke a car window and the driver stopped, so did our fun. We learned together about damaging behavior.