Flower, what a great story to read this Saturday afternoon.
With coffee in hand, and perusing the forum, I come across your post, and I read it with great anticipation and eventually, happiness.
I too had a loss of relationship with my brothers (not JW related). So much gets convoluted, twisted, and misinterpretted, and those ridiculous barriers we put up around ourselves.
My brother's wedding last summer helped bring down all the walls and barriers. It was the first time we were all together at the same time in 22 years. Imagine that?
I am happy to read your post. It sounds like things are going to be OK. Just expect a few hiccups here and there in the relationship, and of course, you know where most of that is coming from, but at least he's talking...thank goodness.
I wish you the absolute best with regards to rekindling your relationship with your brother. I have a feeling, in time, you two will be inseperable.
Keep us posted, stories like this on the forum are upbeat and positive, and heaven knows we need a lot more of that lately.
3 Cheers to you Flower !!!