Family gathering today. Just to be together, and also to celebrate his birthday of November 28th, honor, and share the loss of Brad.
I know posts from a lot of Brad's friends have been few and far between on here, but I assure you not a day goes by that we don't all think about him. We even pay tribute to him at my work: http://custom.buttonmakers.net/Memorial-Buttons-3-inch--Basic-Black_p_13... Brad made such an impact on me and my friends that I don't think I could forget him even if I tried. Unfortunately I don't have anything funny to share this time around. Something Chad said on FB really resonated with me.
So I spent most of tonight taking notes on what I think I'll have the courage to speak on here. Brad and I were good friends for many years. He treated my little sister like his sister he treated me like family. I love him very much. After a decade I finally feel like I can come on here and share some stories and some insights. I know there are many people out here that know him far better than I did. But there were several years where he happened to live closer to me than he did to you all.
I just wanted to tell you how much I wish you were here to celebrate your birthday. Not much is put up on this website anymore but you are still thought of and missed. Happy Birthday my Dear Son.
I was thinking about you a lot for some reason. Maybe it's the recent Dia de los Muertos, or your upcoming birthday. But whyever the reason - "Hi."
Wish you were in in person, but I know you're with me in other ways.
Happy Birthday Brad
I wish I could say it to you, living your life, with it being a real wish to you. I was awake at 2:28 a.m. remembering, missing you, as I do, we all do, every second.
I found a vegan stuffed turkey roll-you would have been happy.
That Thanksgiving/birthday dinner at South City diner with you and Emily still makes me smile and grin when I think of embarrassing you-no easy task!
Well Congratulations Brad! You are a Great Uncle! Your great niece Gracie Lucinda Schulz was born on August 28th at 10:43 pm. She weighed 6 lbs 9 oz and was 19 1/2 " long. Amy was amazing through the whole thing and Jeremy was absolutely wonderful. I got to be there to watch them fall head over heels in love with her and it was the best day ever.
I am pretty sure you already know all of this but I was excited to tell you.
Love your sister, now a Grandma! I can hear you laughing already.
Don't you miss his chuckle? Heh Heh Heh
What can I even say? 7 years? Ouch. There is so much going on that you are missing. I miss you and I miss being able to tell you everything.