Here we are spending another one of his birthdays without him. I honestly can’t believe we’ve made it this far. It amazes me I can still function without having him here. It hasn’t been easy. God is pulling us through it most days.
I bought balloons for him this morning. I drove around and gave one to my mom, some of my friends, and put one on my sister’s front porch. We all celebrated dad in our own way. It would have been his 86th birthday.
When I stopped by my parent’s house, mom had decorated for Dad’s birthday just like she used to when he was alive. So sweet!
She told me later she let the balloon go in her backyard for dad.
I dropped Brook’s balloon off on her porch.
I gave one to my friend Michelle too. She later sent me a video of her balloon release in her backyard. I just love my friends and family!
When the boys got home from school they wrote notes to Poppy, then we walked to the park to release them. It was emotional for all of us. We miss him so much.
Happy Birthday Dad! We love and miss you so much!