Today would have been your 11th birthday. I lay here nearly motionless, unable to celebrate you today the way I would like, which seems to add to my heartbreak. I wish I could spend the day doing your favorite activities, spending time with your favorite people, and eating your favorite foods. Instead, I’m forced to navigate today…still…quiet…with only my memories of you…how valuable those memories are to me now.
Know you are in every nook and cranny of our family’s existence. The reminders of you that surround us are both subtle and not-so-subtle…
I’m thinking of you, missing you, and sending my love always, big boy.