So, I get a call at 2:30AM from one of my nieces... in tears about one of her brothers... I go from sleep to instant wide awake. Knowing his history and barely able to understand her through the tears, my heart starts pounding.
It seems that he has once again been arrested... and one of his college mates has indicated that he has "no family members that care about him"... wtf!? I don't know this "friend" of his is... but obviously she doesn't know him very well AT ALL! His family has done so much for him and everyone in his family loves him so much and has helped bail him out before.
I think the thing that is upsetting me the most is the pain around all of this. The "how could you" ... complicated with knowing how he could doesn't help matters either.
Family matters matter to me... and there is much to think about right now... and a lot of deep breathing exercises.