MY BROTHER WAS THE DRIVER
(San Antonio Tx)
I want to start off by saying i am so sorry for eveyones loss i understand in so many ways how you feel. My story is about my brother jesse he was the best and it took his passing for me to realize how much i need him and how great of a big brother he was. My brother left behind his two beautiful children ages 12 and 11. he left behind my mom who not only was his mother but his bestfreind and also me and my older 3 brothers jesse was the oldest out of the 5 children. the day my brother died was the worst day of my life. It was fiesta time in are great old city everyone parties enjoys the festival its very exciting to be in are city around that time. It was APRIL 24,2009 when my family life changed. My brother called me around 8 o'clock pm saying hey are you coming to fiesta tonight and i told him no i had too work i didnt know that would of been the last time i would talk to him. The night went on it was around 11:30pm when i got a frantic call from my mom screaming and yelling at me too go and find my brother she was on the phone with him and she heard him scream a very loud scream and she thinks he got in a accident. I asked what happen and she said go and look for him he said he was going to your apartment to spend a night. So i jumped out of bed and i ran downstairs to my car praying to god asking to please let my brother be okay. But deep down in my heart i knew he wasn't. i drove and drove and drove seemed like forever my other brothers were also searching the whole city for him. My mom called the police to let them know she got a call from my brother and as they were talking she heard him scream and lost the call. maybe about 30 mintues after searching my other brother called and said my found him hewas in a car accident come we dont know if he was okay. i sat there driving in denial like oh hes fine as i got to the scene. my brothers were crying my mom was kinda standing there in shock. and i remember was them telling me he is gone. and i screamed the loudest scream you can imagine. i just saw his car so messed up and he was just sitting in the car like he was asleep. He was drunk! my other brother said he saw him at the bar and he wanted to leave and my brother noticed he was kinda drunk and told him let me take you to grandmas you lived a couple of blocks down but my brother jesse being the oldest said no which lead to a agurement my brother said he went to his car to get something and when he came back jesse was gone. So my other brother was worried and called my mom and told her hey i think jesse is drunk and he took off so my mom called him and jesse just answerd and said I AM NOT DRUNK....knowing that my other brother called my mom to tell her he was drunk. And than jesse just hung up the phone. Maybe 5 minutes later jesse called my mom back and told her he was fine not too worry and that she always worried about him and that he loved her. next thing you know my mom heard him screaming. The police said he was driving the wrong way and and crashed head on with another car killing both instantly. The other driver was a 58yr old lady whom i read about and she was a lovely women so very loved and i feel sorry for her family members left behind. But my family was also left behind my brother was are rock my mother raised all 5 kids by herself my brother was 5yrs old and would walk to the store to help get my mom stuff she needed always worked to jobs to make sure his children had everything they wanted and also loved life. Are lives are not the same without him. He was also very loved so many people cam to his funeral. people knew how grat of a person he was just made a wrong decison. sometimes people writ so many negative comments about the drunk driver not even caring that their family members also read comments. And i sit here thinking everyone makes mistakes if it was the other way around i know my brother would not like my family to say ugly and hurtful things about the person who crashed into him. My brother was not a killer!!! I dont care what other people think of him. My family and god knows the truth! and thats all that matters. So i write my story to let people know not all drunk drivers are killers they are people who make wrong decisions in life.