Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Beautiful Star You've Become

I respect your decision to shine from afar, but could you please come close enough for us to congratulate you. Just one more time. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Yearbook's Promise

We all need a friend at some point or another. Thank you for being there when I was lost somewhere maps hadn't yet seen, I'll repay the favor when you need it most.

Until then this radio silence is something bittersweet, ain't it, Babe? (See what I did there, I let your voice and vernacular inspire me -- again.)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Yet to Come to Terms

Someday I'll visit and I'll plant you an entire garden - not just leave a few flowers. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

All Hail the Queen!

I won't be able to call you this year, but that doesn't mean I care any less than I have ever before. In fact, I've been wondering how your pet ninja Sam has been doing and I've been meaning to ask which tiara or shamrock encrusted treasure you'll be parading about in this year. There's another book waiting for you on the kitchen table, signed by all the people you've been missing most lately, and there's coffee in the microwave (just put it on high for 10 seconds when you're out of the shower).  It's been a rough year, but you're doing so well for yourself, Darling. I'm so proud of you. Hopefully today brings you all that you deserve and more for your hard work and success.

I promise I'll call before the week is up, but for now, this will have to do. With all my love, someone too far away for either of our good. 

Friday, March 16, 2018

What You Don't Hear Enough

You're all grown up now. Someone different than I remember. And as much as I miss the wonderful times we once shared, I am so proud of you. Today. All days. For doing so well with what you have before you. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Still Stings Sometimes

I swear I won't be the last person to break your heart, but I am sorry the timing made me the first. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Ten Pounds Lighter

It's amazing how much cleaner you can think when you get rid of the overgrown donation piles in your life. All those clothes you outgrew two years ago, the dishes you replaced in December, and even the hair on your head. Little by little, you should take those things to the people who need them most. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Holes You Burned

I am starting to realize that the reason for everything ultimately makes us each more unique and also more resilient than ever before thought.

Losing you last December has killed us all for far too long and it's time we start living again. We'll each do all the things we would have and should have done with you; it won't be out of spite though, Love, but out of honor. 

Saturday, March 10, 2018

House Warming Present

Hey Honey, I just wanted you to know
that I'm so proud of you! I won't be able
to call you tonight, like I had hoped -

things got too busy at work and I'll
be here late, but that doesn't mean
I'm any less overjoyed. Oh, and Sweeatheart,
now's a good time to pick up that pen
of yours and craft something of your own -

this is one of those feelings you're gonna
wanna hold on to for as long as you can.