Boys Night

There are five boys, men really, sitting in my living room right now. They enjoyed dinner together with no females in sight and have now settled around the tv to watch one of Scott's favorite movies Tombstone.
They usually partake in some friendly card games, tonight Scott was just too tired to sit at the table. So the boys rallied, and rather than cut the night short they adapted their plans. This would be why these guys are Scott's family.
Brothers for life.

I've never witnessed such a strong bond between men. This tight knit group has been together well... forever. Nothing has broken them. They survived high school, being apart for college, starting careers and starting families.
These guys have sat with me in the SICU on the darkest of days, they've brought me food, they made me laugh, they let me cry and they helped me bring Scott back.
I know it's hard for them to see their friend failing. It's hard for all of us. How does one go about wrapping their brain around who Scott was versus who he is now? There are no more all day fishing trips, no more late nights at the bar listening to music, or going downtown for a concert. The basketball jerseys have been hung up and the drum kit has been silenced. But these guys, they remain.
They don't love Scott for what he could do, they love him for who he is. They are family, in the purest sense of the word.

Thank you boys for loving Scott.

Oh, and don't forget to take out the garbage before you leave...

Anonymous –   – (October 22, 2010 at 6:51 AM)  

And thank you for making me cry, ALL of these men are great, GREAT, people!! Truly a blessing.

Colleen

Saskija  – (October 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM)  

You need a 'like' button too.

Anonymous –   – (October 23, 2010 at 12:32 AM)  

What a great group of fellas.Friendships like that are a real blessing.Love to all.Nancy and Gary

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