Today my late husband Alan would have been 70 years old. He died much too young, at 59.
I've noticed that this year and next year bring significant dates. Alan passed away 10 years ago this year. His 70th birthday is this year. Next year, 2012 we would have celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. Our perception of time can be very skewed. Some times it feels like yesterday that Alan left me. Other times, if seems like a very long time ago.
Alan was never much for birthday gifts. He always said that he really didn't care if he received a gift. It was the birthday card that he treasured. I still made sure he had a gift but I doubly made sure that a card came with it!
Happy Birthday, Alan. I'm sorry I can't send a card to Heaven. But you know I'm thinking of you just the same.