my little brother was born on june 12, 1971, in fort lauderdale, florida, at holy cross hospital

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so, my little brother’s birthday is today. he would be turning 42, if he hadn’t passed away from me & this world at just 37. i miss him every single day. every. single. day. but even more on sundays & holidays, anniversaries & birthdays. he always made time for me; he actually & literally saved my life after i got divorced for the second time & he moved in with me, coming up to gainesville from the keys. he loved the sea, yet for me he moved inland, as he had once before when he gave everything he had of himself to his wife and she wanted to move to from fort lauderdale to atlanta (unfortunately they divorced years before he passed away). he was one of the sweetest, kindest, most compassionate people i have ever known. he was an angel child & i learned a lot about parenting from him, being his big sister by 10 & 1/2 years. i hope everyone who ever knew or loved him thinks kindly of him today. he was so scared of getting his hair washed; that was my job, bathing him at night. we developed a method of rinsing the shampoo out that worked, and he was the cutest little frogman playing in that tub of suds! what a person he was! how much he taught me about love, and living! and, somewhere where i cannot yet completely see or hear him, i know he still IS. my baby brother was a real, genuine MAN.

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10 responses to “my little brother was born on june 12, 1971, in fort lauderdale, florida, at holy cross hospital

  1. Brooke Weed

    Sweet dreams dear Prince

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  2. I cannot help myself not to cry while reading your post, full of emotion and I can feel that you really miss your brother so much. I’m sorry for your loss.

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  3. Sheila

    Hi Kim, I kind of remember that little smile and the blond curly hair. So sorry for your loss. It is hard losing your last remaining family connection…
    Love, Sheila

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