Valentine’s Day has never been a favorite holiday of mine. And a few years ago, it became a bittersweet holiday at best. I lost a family member to suicide. Yes, a very tragic event that shook the entire family.
But because of this tragedy, our family drew closer. I was able to re-establish ties with family members that I had lost years before. I was able to form new bonds with my brothers and sister and also renew a kinship with a family that had been lost to me. So while I lost a family member, I regained a family.
I have posted this song every year since we lost Ben. It is a great way for me to remember him.