Today's grateful is a really emotional one.
It is two years to the day since my brother passed away.
Technically, he was my step-brother, but as he had been a part of my family for over twenty years, we didn't bother with the 'step' bit.
To me, he was just my brother.
His passing was very sudden, and we're all still coming to terms with it. Especially his beautiful wife, who finds it an incredible struggle to get through every day. Still.
For me, some days are worse than others.
Most days I can think of him and smile, although it's hard.
Today isn't one of those days.
So I have to be honest, it's really hard to find beauty in today.
But what I can tell you is this.
I'm grateful for knowing him.
I'm grateful for having him in my life for as long as I did.
I'm grateful that he found Dani, someone who was the love of his life, and made him so happy. She completed him in a way, that I could only hope to do with my husband.
I'm grateful that the last thing I ever said to him was "I love you Andrew," and he nodded to let me know he'd heard.
I'm grateful for the memories.