Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Happy birthday from here

Today would have been your 40th birthday. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you today, as I do often. It was always a point of pride (maybe that’s weird?) that we were only 1 week apart in age, and maybe we were baby buddies in the maternity ward.

I miss you, my friend. I miss your laugh. I miss your “that’s what she said” jokes. I miss one of the few people who also disliked Great Big Sea. I miss the guy who’d split the bottle of cream soda with me, and loved my banana bread. I miss your great sense of humor.

I started playing DnD this year, and I’m using your dice. I prefer to think of it as keeping them “warm” until your son is old enough to be interested, and then I’ll gladly hand them over. In the meantime, it’s nice to have that connection with you. Sorry I didn’t start playing soon enough for you to see. Wonder what you’d think of my character?

Halloween is coming up, and I’m going to miss seeing you at pumpkin carving.
It’s weird to look over at my calendar, where I’ve written everyone’s birthday, and to not see yours there. Maybe I should just write it in anyway?

Cancer sucks. I’m mad at it for taking you away. But I know you’re not suffering anymore, and have probably been enjoying all the non-liquid food you can since you arrived on the other side. ;)

Happy birthday. I’m sending your birthday hugs to the sky. I hope you have some way of knowing that I am thinking of you today.