When I close my eyes I can still imagine your big smile and hear your laugh. Your birthday is one of my favorite days of the year because it is the day I get to celebrate your life. To me, it’s finally not about mourning you — it’s about celebrating you. Since your diagnosis and death, all of my decisions have been made as you and mom being my number one priority. My decision on which college I went to, my major, my first job, etc. Now, I feel like I make decisions for ME. My chapter of graduating college and jumping into the working world was hard without you and still is. I had such a hard time adjusting to my first job and now I am taking a little turn in my career. I wish I could call you and ask your opinion and practice my interview skills with you. Thankfully your amazing friends have been helping me so much!
Happy Birthday! This year, I feel like I am truly celebrating your life and not just grieving. I hope you are partying up in heaven, I know we are partying down here and celebrating you!