Evelyn, in 2 weeks we will be celebrating the day you were born. We had a party originally planned and I was already picking out a theme because that is what I do. Afterwards, we weren’t sure what we were going to do on July 12. Go to the wedding we were originally planning on attending? Get out of town to a conference scheduled that weekend? Sit home and cry? We have no idea how we are going to feel when we wake up in two weeks.
Well the answer came to us through a text message. Our good friends Zach and Val asked if it was okay to have their wedding mass said in honor of you Evelyn. They know that their wedding day is also your birthday and wanted to do something special for you. I couldn’t be more touched and my decision of what I want to do on your birthday couldn’t be more definite. We will get to see our wonderful friends get married, honor you, and celebrate with many close friends who have truly supported us during our heartbreak.
So Evelyn, give me the strength to celebrate your life and remember all your sweet memories with happy tears. Love you so much.