Well, here’s the truth. After someone you love dies, people expect you to sort of drop the topic. It kind of makes them feel awkward. They don’t know what to say or do, I get that. But Jesus, please, please don’t think that people get over it that quickly. I miss my brother. My heart still aches and I am still shattered. And I’m not going to “get over it.” I don’t even want to get over it right now. I know others are ready to move on but I can’t. If I move on it’s like I’m letting go of his hand as he reaches out. Please understand. I can’t let go. He’s my brother and I’m holding on. I’m holding him and I’m not letting go. And if you don’t know what to say to someone who is hurting this much that’s OK. Really. Just be there and let them know you’re you’re there for them. Just be there and they’ll know. And it will help.