What can I even say? 7 years? Ouch. There is so much going on that you are missing. I miss you and I miss being able to tell you everything.
Happy Birthday Brad. Of course that's surely ridiculous, to wish you a Happy Birthday, but how can I not? I still wish that for you. I still wish you were here in your solid human form.
Grieving stages be damned. There's still a part of me that believes its not true. That you will be here with a "Hey it's me" sometime. It's OK with me if I never really pass that. In the meantime, out into the universe - Happy Birthday Brad.
I Love You and I Like You
Tomorrow is your birthday and it still breaks my heart that you are not here so I can call you old and give you a hard time.
The Manna family lost someone very special, his name is Jason. He is a Dad, a son, a brother, an Uncle, a dear friend, a cousin, and more.
He was loved by so many people and now so many people are broken. Maybe you and him will meet and you will see why he touched everyone he met.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
Hard week. Hard times.
Hard week, wish I could change it.
Happy Birthday Brad.
Life is not long, or short -it just is.
Happy Birthday little brother. I know you have been "helping" me with things, thanks. I saw this and it made me think of you.
May you touch fireflies and stars, dance with fairies and talk to the moon.
I miss you.
For those who don't know, Alyssa is Brad's 10 year old niece. She was 5 the last time she saw Brad but we talk about him a lot. This is a story she wrote at school today.
Brad is thanking you guys over and over for going where he needed you to be, and so are the rest of us. Thanks guys.