Today I am blogging about life and death. I know, I know, this is a post where I'm actually typing and not just posting pictures, it's different from what your used to with me, hope you enjoy. :)
So I went to a great small high school in Central NY, named North Rose Wolcott High School. I loved it, best days of my life. My graduating class was 99 students. I was close with a small group of girls but I was one of those kids that was nice and friends with everyone, I liked it like that. :) There was one particular boy, his name was Brandon Brooks. In high school I talked to him like every one else, however I didn't really "hang" with his crowd and knew I never would.
So we graduated in 2007 and we all went our separate ways. Brandon wanted to be a sports broadcaster and I wanted to be a photographer. Long story short after I came back from college, Zakk and I got together and we had Hayden. Brandon and I talked once a week about Hayden, life, and our dreams. I looked forward to these talks and enjoyed talking to someone who was so heartfelt and caring.
This is Brandon and his sister. (Taken Nov 1st, 2010)
I still remember our last talk. We talked about how much we loved the penguins in the Madagascar movies. It was in November of 2010. I still can't watch the movie, I've tried and all I do is cry, and it's so hard because one of Hayden's favorite animal is a penguin.
So December 1st, 2010, I went to bed just like every one else that night not knowing that when I woke up my life would never be the same. I remember that day like I am watching a movie of my life. First I started seeing the Facebook posts and texting everyone I was friends with. I remember thinking, "wait this has got to be a joke, I just talked to him not that long ago." Well it was no joke. I didn't cry, I just went about my day.When I finally saw it on the news I was at Zakk's mom's house doing laundry, I broke down. That was my last bit of strength. I just sobbed for hours. It's crazy, I mean we weren't even close but you didn't know Brandon, he was unforgettable.
A year ago(now yesterday). It seems so surreal that one of my friends, my class mates was gone. An angel on Earth was taken way too soon. I believe in God and am not afraid to say so, however I disagree as to why He thought Brandon needed to be taken from Earth.
He had such a laugh that was contagious.
This is how Brandon remains here on Earth.
I introduced Hayden to him today. :/
He will be forever missed
Not a day goes by where he's not passing through my mind
I love him and miss him.
I wish he could see how he effected everyone's life.