The Cat

It was my first birthday with Will after dating not quite two months. And you managed to arrange a surprise party and take him to the gallery to purchase a gift from …. You hahaha. Oh my boy. I love and miss you this day. Happy birthday to me.

The Transition

Maryellen was in a bind and reached out for a hand. I thought you would approve. Before she moved in your room was converted. Two of your greatest loves. The new library and music room will forever house your handprints beneath the new paint. Your laughter and our deepest pain are also buried there in the walls and in our minds. May deep and meaningful beauty reside there as Maryellen passes through this final stage of life. Also grieving. For the ones she has lost 💔

Sorrow and Joy

Life brings a lot of sorrow. And life brings a lot of joy. We don’t often get to choose how life turns out but we get to choose how we respond to it. I never would have chosen you die this way. And you did not choose to die this way. But sometimes you chose not to live and others you lived beyond your years and in ways outside the bonds of love and life that many will never experience over many more years. So maybe it’s not the years we live but how we live those years. How we spend those moments and how we spend our tears ❤️. I choose to celebrate you. Your life, you’re passions, your legacy.
Happy heavenly birthday my boy. Oh so proud of you. Always in my heart. Float on.