After a long, long wait the expected notification came earlier this evening when a phone call confirmed that PJB, one of my three younger brothers, had passed away peacefully and hopefully painlessly in hospital.
Over the past 4 months, his son, my parents and brothers have all waited more in hope, than expectation, that there might be some slim chance that PJB would regain some measure of cognitive response but in my heart I knew this was very unlikely.
Although resigned to the probable outcome the finality of this event may take some time for us all to accept.
What I am sure of is that this is a blessed relief for PJB as much as it is for those close to him.
Sweet dreams my dear brother ..... Remembered in fondness and never to be forgotten. FAB