Life started for me, the youngest of 4 boys, the youngest of 8 close, male, best friend brothers and cousins, and 1 gorgeous female cousin.

Listen, Lucy:

Life started for me, the youngest of 4 boys, the youngest of 8 close, male, best friend brothers and cousins, and 1 gorgeous female cousin. Growing up, we did everything together, launched G I Joes off of my grandmothers close-line, created whirlpools in her out of ground pool, attended many drive-in movies.... We had it all, and still have it all; happiness, family, and a sense of overall love for parents, uncles & aunts, and the love for cousins that have become best friends throughout the years. We did, and have done EVERYTHING together since the 90's (and I say that like I am 50). But sometimes life deals you an unfortunate set, a short hand, a deck of 51 cards, instead of 52; a card missing that may be the one that completes a full house, one that you wish you had until this very day. It is coming up on a decade since you have been gone, but each and every one of us have been thinking about you daily for the last 3,540 or so days.

"I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere, Unless we share with each other" Thank you for sharing your life, your hilarity, and your overall sense of happiness and family love with us. Thank you for showing me how to respect others and showing me that laughter and a smile as wide as rain is the best medicine.

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all. You will never be forgotten. Thank you Listen, Lucy for an outlet to express emotions without judgement. You are the true hero.