Thursday, 22 March 2007

Baby Brother

I know I haven't written much in here lately but today has been such a strange but fulfilling sort of day.

I took my little Brother to the doctor today. He's an alcoholic.

Never thought I would ever have to do something like that but I did and it's such a relief to know that someone can actually help him.

He's six years younger than me and I feel a responsiblity to help him through this.

I know most of it he has to do himself but I am so very proud of him for taking the first step and asking for help.

I used to sing with him and his then Girlfriend on the club circuit a few years ago.

He has a wonderful voice and I was really proud to be able to say that I was part of a trio with him.

He is the type to let things prey on his mind and there are a few family disagreements going on at the moment that the rest of us have just pushed to the back of our lives but he can't do that.

He is such an outgoing, fun loving, funny person and he has a wonderful stage presence about him. Gift of the gab comes to mind.

This has been building up for some time now and I thank God that it has finally come to a head and hopefully we can sort things out now.

I love all my family very much and for some reason I have to be the Mother hen. Maybe it's because I'm the eldest girl, I don't know.

My Husband is a tower of strength too. Without him I couldn't go to my Brother's house at the drop of a hat and take my Mother shopping, to name but a few things he does for me.

He has to have counselling and blood tests and things, to check that his liver is okay, and I have promised to go with him and be there for him.

He also suffers from agoraphobia, as Steven and I do. The Doctor's have said that it's an hereditary illness but why do we all suffer from this ?

Steven and I are lucky in that we have both managed to live through this awful phobia, although mine has now turned into a separation disorder somehow and I can't be alone anywhere outside the house.

It's so weird because we are all of us, very outgoing, fun loving, extroverts, who love life and being around people so much.

Well, I feel better for getting this off my chest and I will keep you informed of his progress.

Finger's crossed, he will win yet another of life's battles, bless him.

Take care everyone, write again soon.

x  x  x