I was like a stone lying in the deep mire; and He that is mighty came, and in His mercy lifted me up; verily raised me aloft and placed me on the top of the wall.
St. Patrick of Ireland
Today November 2, 2014 is Michael's birthday. It is the first birthday that we are not together to celebrate.
This means that my year of "firsts" is coming to an end. It is so very hard to think that we are not together to celebrate. As our birthdays are only a day apart, we celebrated usually in between.
Last year our dear friends came to help us celebrate. Boy did we celebrate. It was a week of eating, laughing, and more importantly acknowledging that it would be the last time we would be together on this earth. We were honest and talked about it. We said those things we wanted to say to each other. As exhausted as Michael was he said to me, " I would not have missed a moment of this for the world."
I am thinking of you and missing you and a little sad that you won't be here to see me turn 60! I will miss you giving me a hard time about being an old lady. But I will celebrate! I will live my life, I will find new adventures and you will always be with me.
I ask you to lift this stone from the mire.
Help me to remember that there is still celebration ahead.
I look forward to the day that we are all together;
Celebrating in Heaven.
Happy Birthday Michael!