This has been a tough week for me, facing memories and old emotions, and some medical issues with family members. I didn’t think I had too much to smile about or share for Trent’s Weekly Smile.
Today is the anniversary of my brother’s death. Richard died on this day in 1989. I miss him so much. The anniversary has added to my depression today. I hesitated to post a picture on Facebook earlier, a picture of my brother and me. I think it’s the only picture I have that has both of us in it (other than old group family photos when we were children). I almost destroyed the photo when it was taken because I didn’t like myself in it. I’m glad I didn’t. I came across it at my mother’s house last year and I brought it home with me. I ended up posting it on Facebook, mostly to share with family.
My niece, Richard’s daughter, also posted a picture today, one of her and her kids visiting his graveside today. I mentioned that it made me glad to see that she takes her kids and she replied that they ask to go and even though they were not yet born when he died, they say they miss him. That made me smile. It made me happy that he has not been forgotten.
So that was my smile for the day. Maybe you will smile when I share the photo of Richard and me which was taken around 1976. It’s a camera shot of an old Polaroid so not great quality but maybe you’ll smile anyway.