One Year

December 11, 2012 was the day leukemia beat my brother. I still can’t really believe he’s gone and that I won’t see him again in this life.

If he had a favorite book I’d feature it here today in his honor, but he wasn’t much of a reader. He read for his work, but those are definitely not general-interest material. He wasn’t into watching sports, so no sports book in his memory, and while he participated in lots of sports and other athletic events, most of them were of the karate / mountain biking / skiing / I-don’t-even-know-what-all-else realm, and I haven’t read any books related to those activities.

Colorado CalendarInstead I’ll highlight a pretty calendarJohn Fielder's Colorado 2014 Scenic Wall Calendar from his adopted state. He moved there after he graduated from college and loved living there. I’m thinking about getting this to hang on my wall next year; I just can’t decide if the frequent reminders of him would be a good thing or not.


  1. *hug*

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  3. Thinking of you. Prayers for peace and comfort to ease the sadness.

  4. Hugs to you, friend. Obviously I didn’t know your brother, but I feel like I’ve gotten to know you a little bit through this blog, and I hope that you are able to find peace with your loss.

  5. I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like your brother really lived life to its fullest. My family just went through the 1st anniversary of my dad’s death from a hit and run driver. It is so difficult, but I try to remember the good times instead of focusing on the circumstances of his death.

  6. Thank you all for your thoughts & prayers. I’m glad to be past this anniversary.

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