Hey Everyone, I'd like to start today's post by reminding you that very soon I'm going to be doing a 100 Followers Giveaway. I'm super close at ...96! Just think this Wolverine Bobblehead (and some other surprise swag) could be yours.You could place him in a sweet spot on your dash, so he can nod his head along to the tunes as you cruise on down the road, just like he does for Jaybird. So, please, stay tuned. Here's hoping I hit 100 followers by the end of the month!!
Today is one of those days that will always be hard for me to handle. It is my sister Emily's birthday. She would have been turning 43. Normally, I would have started the day by calling her and wishing her a Happy Birthday and finding out what time we were getting together. Because no matter how old you are, we always, always, celebrate birthdays in my Italian family. Cake is a requirement.
|We don't mess around when it comes to cake. :)|
|Me & Em back in the day.|
Now, I start the day much differently. I usually bring flowers and cards (from my girls) to the cemetery. I make sure I call my parents and my BIL to see if they are ok. (They will say they are, but I know their not.) I take out all of her pictures and stare at them until my stomach hurts too bad to look anymore. My stomach will keep hurting all day long and at some point, I usually throw up. I'm really not the best at handling my grief. I will decline invitations to go out, even though it's a Friday night. I know I won't make good company. I don't feel like socializing. I will go to bed early, crying myself to sleep.
|Me, Adrienne and Em|
|Sisters, Christmas morning|
|Holy Hair. Em, me, my bestie Rochelle, Val and my bro Chris in the background|
|Em &Mike She made such a beautiful bride|
But tomorrow is a new day. And I will wake up and wash my face and try to pull it together. I will remind myself that one day, I will see her again. I will go hug the crap out of my nieces (if they let allow it, their teenagers now so it's fifty/fifty) I will concentrate on placing one foot in front of the other and force myself to go on.
I know I've said it before, but I can't really say it enough: celebrate your life! Let the little things go. Don't hold a grudge and never, ever forget to tell the people in your life, you love them. Wishing you all a safe, happy weekend. ~Jaybird