I hurts my heart to write for Roger tonight. He lost his courageous fight today. Just when I think I can do this I am overcome with sadness again so trying to get through this. He so enjoyed this blog and if I can continue this for him I will try.
Of course you know your sibling your whole life but I am amazed of what I have learned from him just this past long 5 weeks. His courage and strength was unbelievable. His body went through so much, and I mean so much yet he would just keep going and not complain. The doctors and nurses absolutely loved him, his spirit and his intellect and friendly manner to everyone – it was so evident how everyone just enjoyed having conversations with him. It made me proud of him every time one of the staff would say Roger is the best patient ever. He so wanted to keep going and wanted to always be here for his family and friends. What an amazing, brave person he truly was. He would do anything for anybody in need, an all around great guy.
So this is written tonight with such sorrow it physically hurts. I miss him so much as well as his parents, brother, sister nephews, long time partner and many other family and friends. My comfort at the moment is that he is no longer suffering and struggling to live but mostly I am comforted by knowing he is with my son and for this I am grateful.
Good night for now -continue to pray for us during this difficult time and journey to heal and adjust. I miss my brother…..