Comments: My Little Brother

There is such sadness in your post... you and your brother are in my prayers as I read this.

posted by PamelaRN on August 5, 2005 08:39 PM

It's a helluva thing to watch a sibling take the road to perdition. I struggle with it myself. Took my sister in, got her a job, put a roof over her head, got her on her feet, then she hauled ass back to California in March to move back into the same squalid conditions she left. Never even said bye.

You're good peeps, Key. All you can do is be there for him when he decides to get his shit in one sock. I salute you, and your concern.

posted by Velociman on August 5, 2005 10:08 PM

You gotta let the dude find his own way, Key. As VMan said, the most you can do is just be there to help him stand up...when *he* decides he's ready to pull himself together. It's not easy, though. Best wishes!

posted by zonker on August 5, 2005 11:43 PM

Well, Hell...

posted by Jack on August 6, 2005 04:34 AM

Woman, we gotta sit down and have a beer together sometime.

I feel your pain..I think perhaps we have the same sibling.

posted by Kelly on August 6, 2005 04:13 PM

I'm so sorry you are going through this. I second what everyone else has said. He's got to find his own way. Easier said than done.

posted by Moogie on August 7, 2005 11:38 AM

Many of us "march to a different drummer" than di the rest. For some it means some time in the slammer, for others it means that we are jsut wierder than the norm, and for a select few it means the scientific discoveries of the ages, the miracles of modern medicine, the invention of fire, the wheel- these were not the ideas of those who marched in step with the majority. Although most who are out of step eventually learn to stay in line well enough to stay out of the spotlight of then majority, there are always thos who will just not conform completely. I respect these indoviduals for what they are-individuals who although may not be thinking logically, do think for themselves.

Very good post. I like your style. GUYK

posted by GUYK on August 7, 2005 01:35 PM

Best of luck, Key. Family messes are always the hardest.

posted by The Polite Liberal on August 7, 2005 11:14 PM

You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink, but sometimes a two-by-four across the back of the head helps! As a dad to five, I have been blessed by only minor problems with the kids, however it does seem as though there are too many good kids out there that wander aimlessly until they find their bliss! My hope of good fortune to your brother as always

posted by johndeerebilly on August 8, 2005 04:20 AM

I've been there...I know how you feel...tough stuff...

Fuck the page...do what you have to do...

posted by Sam on August 8, 2005 11:17 PM

Take my word for it, he is counting on your faith in him.

Keep the faith because as he stumbles he will reach for it to pull himself up. Sometimes that faith is all we can give and they hold tight to it when all around them everything is falling to pieces.

So keep the faith, it's the greatest gift you can give him.

posted by BeeBee on August 9, 2005 09:21 AM
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