Tuesday, September 11, 2007

How Do You Make...

...peace with a dying relative?

My cousin is dying of AIDS. He's 25 and has had full blown AIDS at least since he was 19. At one point we were really close. He's like my brother. So much so that that is how my family refers to him. As my brother.

Anyway we've been estranged for awhile for reasons too numerous to mention here. But I got a phone call last night from my mom telling me that he was back in the hospital in ICU and it didn't look good.

About a year ago now we had a big scare thinking that was it. The doctor's said as much but by some miracle of miracles he made it through.

I'd like to make up. No need in having him dying with us on such bad (maybe not bad but definitely not good) terms.

But I don't really know what to do. I'm not good here. Not with this.

what do I do?

1 comment:

orangemoon said...

Aw, this is definitely sad and heartbreaking to lose a loved one. My heart goes out to you... and to him. Go see him and speak your heart. Tell him that regardless of everything, you still love him and always will. The right words will come, just give them the opportunity.