I thought I was going to keep my blog to only my decorating, cake making and party planning but now I've decided to open up a part of my life I don't normally share. But I feel like you guys have become friends and I wanted to let you know why I may not be on line all the time.
Growing up wasn't easy in my household. I had an alcoholic father and there was always upset in my family because of that.
When I was 12 my one brother was killed in a car accident and then three months later my dad died.
My mom turned into an alcoholic herself and hooked up with my step dad who used to treat her like dirt. One day he beat her up pretty badly. She called my oldest brother and he came to her defense. He end up beating my step dad and putting him in the hospital. He moved my mom and me out of the house and away from this evil man. That's when my big brother became my hero. He saved us!
Then my mom ended up going back with my step dad. My brother came over and told my mom it was her choice and he would respect that but to never call him to come to her defense again as he almost killed my step dad and could have ended up in prison for life.
He then looked my step dad in the eyes and said "If you EVER hurt my little sister have no doubt I will kill you!" Once again my hero, my big brother stood up for me.
Because of that talk my step dad never laid a hand on me and I really believe I'm alive today because of my brother, my hero, standing up for me. I love my brother more then words can ever say.
Sadly my hero is now in the hospital. He had a stroke. He is paralyzed on his right side and has a really hard time talking.
Thankfully the stroke did not effect his memory or his intelligence though and he is very positive about getting better. He has a long hard road ahead of him.
It's so heartbreaking to see my strong hero laying in bed fighting for his life. But as long as it takes I will be there for him. I will do everything and anything I can to help him out.
So if I'm gone for awhile it's because my hero, my brother, needs me now to be strong for him. It is now my turn to reach out, take his hand and help save him.
If I could be so bold to ask, I would love for anyone out there to lift him up in prayer. I truly believe that with the grace of God he will get better. Thank you everyone.