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lcoxwell

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Today Would Have Been His Birthday
« on: March 16, 2015, 02:02:43 PM »
Fourteen years ago, Kenneth and I started our lives together.  At the time, he was 36, just getting ready to turn 37.  The doctors were not expecting him to live through the next year, much less long enough to see his 40th birthday.  Defying the odds, he not only made it through his 40th birthday, but also made it to his 50th, dying just six days before his 51st birthday.  Had he lived, today would have been his 52nd birthday, and I miss him so much, right now.
"The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude." - Thornton Wilder

Thank you, my dearest Kenneth, for loving me and for giving me the best 13 years of my life.

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Re: Today Would Have Been His Birthday
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2015, 02:29:25 PM »
Happy Birthday, sweet Kenneth. (((((LESLIE))))) Thinking of you today...
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Re: Today Would Have Been His Birthday
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2015, 03:02:43 PM »
John died 5 days before his 57th birthday.  Sometimes I'm glad I get two sucky days close together.  If it is going to suck...let it suck all at the same time, right?

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Re: Today Would Have Been His Birthday
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2015, 03:13:54 PM »
Birthdays are rough. They are "would've beens".

Take it easy today.
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Re: Today Would Have Been His Birthday
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2015, 08:40:56 PM »
Huge hugs lcoxwell. The birthdays are tough.
Gone but not forgotten.....my Squish.

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lcoxwell

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Re: Today Would Have Been His Birthday
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2015, 09:30:28 PM »
Thank you all for the virtual hugs and the understanding.  It has been a LONG day, and doesn't help that I am still sick, or that tomorrow is the one year anniversary of his burial.

Maureen....I totally agree with you.  If I have to have sucky days, I would rather get them over with all at once, instead of dragging them out.  Those few sucky days can really knock you on your butt, though.
"The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude." - Thornton Wilder

Thank you, my dearest Kenneth, for loving me and for giving me the best 13 years of my life.