So, It has been one year ago, today. It still hasn't sunk in, yet. January 23, 2008 was a day, I will never forget. It is the day that I lost my stepbrother, Andy. He passed away from an overdose of Oxycodone and Xanax. He was 24 years old. I didn't even know that he took pills. I can't believe it. I don't understand why you would trade your life for a handful of pills. It makes me so mad, and I can't even yell at him, because he is gone, now..Forever. My little brother called me on the phone and said, " Sis, Andy died last night." My heart sank and I just couldn't believe what I had heard, I still can't. I had just seen him a few months before. He gave me a big hug. I had no idea that would be the last one I ever got from him or I would've never let go. He had a 4 yr. old son and a little girl on the way. She was born exactly 6 months after he died. He always said, He wanted our kids to play together. They finally got to, but it was at his funeral, so he wasn't there to see it. I miss him, so much. I can still see us being 8 yrs. old. He would sing Vanilla Ice, "Ice, Ice, Baby". lol He knew every word. We would always watch wrestling, together. He would always beat me up all the time, but he always had my back. He was my big brother, no matter what. I just can't believe he is gone. I miss him, so much. There is not one day, that I don't think about you, Andy. I will never forget you. I know that you are watching over me. Whoever is reading this...If you or anyone you know, has a problem with pills..Please get help! Do not let this happen to your family. It is not worth it. You may not think it is a problem, but addicts never do. It is not worth it. I am sure Andy didn't think it was a problem, either. But, It is too late for him, now. His kids will never have their Daddy. It breaks my heart, because he was a great Dad. He always wanted to be more for his kids, then his worthless Dad was for him. He was a very wonderful person. He could draw and write poetry. He loved his family very much. But, He is gone, now and all we can do is remember him. SO, PLEASE, DON'T TAKE PILLS!