Saturday, September 06, 2008

Happy Birthday to my Son


Today my youngest son turns 29. I chose this picture because this past April when I had surgery he flew from Washington to be with me afterwards and to help me. One of the things he did was to wash my car. It was a luxury to me to have someone to that for me. He and I had a lot of good quality time together. He was still here for my birthday which was in May and he took me shopping and we bought a computer game and spend the next few nights playing it together. It was so much fun and a memory that I will have forever.
We didn't know at that time that in a few weeks he'd be flying back, this time because we'd lost Jonathan. He and I have had a hard year. But I am so proud of his strength and the man he's turned out to be.
On the morning of Jonathan's memorial I didn't think I could make it. I honestly just wanted to crawl in bed and stay there forever. On that morning I texted him on his phone and asked him "How will I make it through this day?" and quick as a wink an answer came back, one word, and it was "Together."
Happy Birthday Matthew, I love you with all my heart and I wish we could be "together" right now.
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5 comments:

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday Matthew! Lucky man.

linda said...

my youngest son turned 30 today...I guess we know what we felt like all those years ago on the same day....OUCH.

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Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hey Tammy! I can't believe he is 29, where did all those years go?

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Well that's too cool Linda, that we have sons that share the same birthday! And yeah, OUCH!