This is last years. Big 72!It's Dad's birthday today. I can't believe that he's been gone almost 9 months. It started being tough many weeks ago. Brian had scheduled a trip to Denver today to spend time with his brothers without knowing what today was. I wasn't looking forward to spending the day alone, without him. My goal, since February, is to go to the temple on my parents birthdays. I didn't want to go alone today. Luckily some changes happened and Brian was able to attend the temple with me this morning. I was up at 5:30 so we could fit in a session before his flight.
I've tried to keep myself busy, because I didn't want to think. After the temple I started working on McKinzie's birthday gift. I can't wait to share when I'm finished. :0) Terri asked me months ago about sharing my pictures of Dad's funeral. So today I did. (I actually looked through Mom's pictures too.) It wasn't good timing on my part with it being his birthday and all. But I had some time, so I sent all my siblings a link. Then I took the boys and their friend, Jacob, to see a movie. Afterwards they went for a swim. At 10 I finally tucked them into bed. Now...all I'm doing is thinking of him. I hope I can get to sleep tonight. I have a feeling that my mind isn't going to stop.
I was going to list a few things I miss about him. But I can't. It's too hard...maybe another year.