Two days and one year ago we received the news that Collin's brother Brennan was dead. As many can relate, it does not feel like it was even close to a whole year ago.
Family and friends in Collin's hometown celebrated Brennan's life by getting together and eating Brennan's favorite food, sushi. Since I worked on Sunday and didn't get home until about 830pm, we decided to celebrate Brennan yesterday, on our own, in Denver. Collin is a very private person and rarely talks about how he is feeling especially when it concerns his brother. I knew that he knew his family was having sushi in remembrance of Brennan so I suggested we go for sushi on Monday while we were both home. We didn't talk about Brennan or how Collin was feeling that day but we did have a simple saki toast to Brennan.
Honestly, I still have a hard time believing that he is actually gone. With moving across the country just months before, it feels normal not to see him. I can tell myself that I won't ever see him again but I can't 100% comprehend it.
He is missed, loved, and remembered by so many. It's just hard to believe.
In loving memory, a whole year later, of Brennan.