March 13, 2013
Birthdays have been tough since 2009 as it seems every one is a reminder of losing Ryan. Truth be told, very few days go by where one of us doesn't remember him in some way, so it's not so much the actual day as it is just one more reminder. I take solace in the fact that there were so many wonderful things to remember.
So, another year passes. Loss helps me keep perspective: as long as I keep having birthdays things can't be all that bad. As the saying goes - every day on this side of the grass is a good one! Thank you, Ryan, for showing so many of us how to appreciate living, how to love with all our hearts, and how to laugh as often as possible (especially at ourselves).