Dear Bernadette, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Having lost my brother as well I know how much it can hurt. A sibling is someone you knew your whole life and they knew you. You watched each other grow up and it was like having an instant friend for life. Someone to be with and play with on those lonely rainy days as a kid or someone to call "just because" later in life. Someone you could depend on to help you move or give you a jump when your car wouldn't start. It hurts me to know you have to endure this.
Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Warmest regards and sympathy, your friend, Wally