When I was in New York in February, I spoke with the manager and assistant manager at AHRC’s Brooklyn Apartments — the organization that manages my brother’s group home/independent-living apartment. (Check out AHRC here.) For more than 20 years, AHRC have enabled The Kid Brother to have a life we never imagined. And that has allowed me to live a life I never imagined.
Anyway, after our first conversation, the assistant manager, Tairiq, took The Kid Brother to buy an iPad and last night I was made joyful by a surprise FaceTime call.
Years back, I would sometimes wonder if I truly loved my brother or if I simply felt responsible for him. My reaction to seeing him last night is further proof that this is love. This is definitely love.
|I’D FACETIME WITH THAT FACE ANY TIME!
(AND THERE I AM REFLECTED IN THE KID BROTHER’S EYES… WELL, HIS GLASSES.)
He’s my brother…