My brother died a year and a half ago due to complications related to the treatment of his cancer. I left this comment (edited) on another blog the other day:
My brother died of cancer almost a year and a half ago. I associate Easter with him as well because his birthday is on April 15th and it occasionally falls on Easter. The year I was married on April 14th, my brother’s birthday and Easter both were on the following day.
And so my wedding anniversary too is caught up in my memory of my brother’s life and death. Many things bring back the dead…
Yes, Robert often comes back to me. In dreams and in my thoughts and on his birthday and the anniversary of his death. I wear his clothes, too. They comfort me. I am in fact in one of his fleece zip-up jackets right now.
I love you dear brother. You are with me always.