Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Just to set the record straight.....
Sherry, I really appreciate that you would want to defend me against what you perceive as your bullying brother, and yes, he has a knack for blustering, but you also have to see that as your mother, I really don't like to see you guys at odds. You also need to remember that at times he can be a big pile of goo in the heart department.
No, I'm not making excuses for him, because I am still pretty annoyed at him, but I also know that, in spite of his lashing out presently, he does have a heart of mush under all that bluster. My perception is that there is something else bugging him, and if he were to really examine his life, he'd figure out what that is.
You only have one brother, and in spite of the fact that you two don't always, or even often, see eye-to-eye on things, you BOTH need to be more forgiving of the others' weaknesses. My brother and I have not always had an easy time, either, but now that we're older (and hopefully, wiser), and our respective health issues seem to come to the forefront more frequently than past, we both have come to realize that our "differences", and even our attitudes, don't really matter as much as the fact that we still care a lot about each other. And wouldn't want to NOT have the other around, if you get my gist.
I'm a tough old bird, and in spite of the fact that I cry easily (like right now), I think I have what it takes to stand up on my own to whatever your bro thinks he can throw at me. I don't want you two fighting over me. Period.
Love you both very much,
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