Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Yesterday was Sarah's birthday. She would have been 37. I remember last summer we didn't think she was going to make it to 36, but she did.
It's been almost exactly six months since she passed away. We're all coping in our own ways. Mom and I had some good cries while we read the posts about Sarah on Facebook, but really we had a nice day and weren't emotional wrecks. We looked at lots of pictures and talked about her a lot. Dad invited the family over for cake and ice cream at his house to celebrate the day in Arizona. Poor Karen was alone in Vegas, where they'd celebrated birthdays together before. Mom was happy not to be at home yesterday.
Brandon's cousin lost her dad a couple years ago and she says time really does heal, but the first year is a wreck. Mom has good days and bad and I've seen both and I hope those bad days continue getting further and further apart.
Here's a great shot of Sarah a few birthdays ago. Pretty typical.