I woke up today, and he was gone – my brother that is. I told him I would be in denial until the day I woke up and he was gone. That was today. He was offered a job in Yellowstone at one of the gift shops that will be opening soon. He has been looking forward to it for months now. But, the coronavirus has changed everything. His job will look much different than what he initially anticipated and several facilities will not be open at all. Luckily, he has just about everything he needs in his trailer, being almost completely self-sufficient. Still, he had second thoughts. He arrived here a few weeks after my dad had the stroke to help out and has been here for months. During that time, he had plans for a trip along the coast of Mexico that he cancelled. He has been a tremendous help, not just with household chores, but as a friend and companion. And his dog added another source of entertainment. He knew that leaving, especially during the pandemic, would make things a little more challenging for me. We all talked about it and I appreciated his thoughtfulness. But no one wanted him to miss out on the opportunity if that’s what he wanted to do. He was still looking forward to the adventure. So, he decided to give it a go. He packed up his trailer yesterday and he and his dog went up to the cabin. After making his final preparations, he should be heading to Yellowstone in the next couple of days. We will miss him and pray for his safety. And I’m sure he’ll be back at some point.
I Found God today being grateful for my brother.