"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Friday, January 16, 2009

Today is his birthday

Any other year, we would have been celebrating my FIL's birthday today...and on Sunday. Yeah, he celebrated his birthday on two different days. When he was growing up, he was always told his birthday was on the 16th and that's when it was always celebrated. However, after he and my MIL got married, they were looking at his birth certificate. Much to their surprise, they discovered he was actually born on the 18th of January not on the 16th. He looked at my MIL and said, "Mami, that's when I always celebrated it so that's when I'll keep celebrating it."

I miss him so damned much. We all do. Even little Gabe keeps mentioning him and talking about him. Last time we were over at my MIL's house, Gabe would give the love seat (my FIL's seat of choice) a funny look every time he came through the room. I still can't believe he is really gone.

Happy Birthday Dad! We love you and we miss you.


Soralis said...

thinking of you!

Another Dreamer said...

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of you. I'm glad you are remembering him for his birthdays. He sounds like quite the character, and I say that with affection.

Emma said...

I know what you are going through, having lost my Dad three years ago. Keep these special stories about him, and he'll remain alive in your hearts.