David was my wonderful older brother. He loved everyone and made sure to tell you, even if he saw you for a minute. He was a great person to be around and had a lot of thoughts and opinions on life.
I always thought that if David wanted true help he would ask. His death has taught me that this is not true. People that have an addiction need your assistance to get the help they need and want. They may not admit that they need you, but deep down inside they do and they need you every step of the way. I just wish I had realized this before he died and I would still have my loving older brother.
Some days I am angry. I am angry that he didn't think about what he was doing to all of us when he decided to make his mistakes. But, soon after I have that thought; I cry because I know he was sick and needed my help. I can honestly say that David left a lot behind that was good and bad. I will miss him everyday of my life and pray where ever he is today that he knows how much we all love him and wish he was home.
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