Today would be my brother Vic’s 53rd birthday. My heart is heavy today thinking about him. The whole family has had him in mind last week as we approached this day as it is his first birthday since he died last December. We have all been wondering what can we do to acknowledge and celebrate him today. My younger nephew Luke grew an “Uncle Vic” mustache in his honor. Linda and Sam (my sister and brother-in-law) and my nephew Peter and I are having a special dinner and birthday dessert for him. The menu is barbecued steak, corn on the cob, salad and a Boston Cream Pie for dessert. A dinner he would have requested if he was here to make that request – at least the first part. Dessert we picked because it is my favorite and we all like it :). We will probably sing happy birthday, and I am sure I will cry. It has been said that the “firsts” after someone passes away are always the hardest – the first Christmas, first birthday, and so on. I can truly say that the first Christmas was very hard as it was all so new. Today has not unfolded yet so I am not sure what to expect. I think about him and miss him just about everyday, and today is different – this would be HIS day, and I am sad that he is not here to celebrate it with us. Who loves you bro?
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