BeckyCW Posted August 13, 2005 Share Posted August 13, 2005 I'm having a very rough time, as is the rest of my family. Today is David's birthday and he would have been 41. It's still unbearable to think I will never be able to laugh with him again or hug him or talk to him about old memories or make new ones. On David's 40th birthday, we were all together (David, Karen, Faith, my parents, my sister and her family, and me) on a family vacation in Glacier National Park, Montana - a place that has many happy memories for us as a family. We were celebrating my parents' 50th annivesary (a couple of weeks early) and our last day there was also David's 40th birthday (which we all knew might be his last). It was a beautiful place and a great time. David told me several times in his last weeks that he'd like to go back and do that again. So for his birthday, I got him a "tree of remembrance." The Park Service will plant a tree in his memory in Glacier, in the St. Mary Valley where we spent most of our time as a family over the years on Glacier vacations. I think he'd like that. Thank you all for the support you gave to him and Karen and me during a very rough 2 years and 3 months. He was brave, strong, positive, caring, and happy, and he leaves such a big hole in our lives. The thing he would be most concerned about now -- as always -- is that everyone be happy. So we try. But today's just a hard day for that. Happy Birthday, little brother. Love, BeckyCW Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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