Happy 5th Birthday

We should be celebrating Alexander’s 5th birthday today.

Instead of eating cake and ice cream, I’m spending part of the day working on planning for the 3rd Annual Alexander’s Run.

Though he doesn’t understand me, I’ll talk to Daniel about his older brother and how much I wish they had been able to grow up together.

Instead of Alexander blowing out 5 candles on his cake, we’ll go to the cemetery later and release 5 balloons.

When I looked into Alexander’s eyes 5 years ago at the hospital, this isn’t how I thought I’d spend his birthdays.  I’m glad I have happy memories to keep me going on these tough days.

One response to “Happy 5th Birthday

  1. Completely understand. It can be sad how we end up at the cemetary on holidays. My son passed unexpectedly when he was slightly younger than 2. His death was also somewhat unexplainable. Memories keep us going- thanks for sharing 🙂

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