big brother.

13 months ago today, I lost my big brother. He was fighting in Iraq. We were best friends. We did everything together. He taught me how to ride a bike and how to catch a fish. I was his only sister. My family was devastated when we lost Ryan. Every day, I walk into what used to be his room. I take the chain with his tags on it, I hold it tight, and I pray. For him, for his friends, for my family, for the other soldiers. And this morning, I did the same. And I think I finally came to terms with the fact that he's not coming home. So I decided to do something in his honor. I made 19 boxes, one for each year he lived, and I filled them with his favorite things. I looked up some other families of soldiers named Ryan, And I sent the packages to them. Nobody knows that I sent these except for me (and you). There are no return address labels. But I hope that the families that receive these boxes can smile and be thankful for all that their son/ brother/ best friend has given to this wonderful country.

Happy Memorial Day everyone.

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  • Think what your brother would want...he'd want you to be happy and have a FULL life. Cherish his memory and honor it by having a good life and telling people about him...
    (and old vet)

  • Who started the iraq war under false pretenses? Obama? Not hardly. Try Bush!

  • You're welcome. But really, I should be thanking you.

    And no, I'm not blaming Obama for his death. There's no sense in blaming. It happened and nobody will change that. Maybe you should think about what he goes through to make the decisions for our country. No matter what he does, someone is always upset.

  • As a veteran from a family of veterans....Thank you, sweetheart.

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