Today would have been my husband’s 54th birthday. He died six weeks before 9/11 from a rare kind of cancer. The children were very young and it left a gaping hole in our lives. Chris was a civil engineer by trade who loved to sail and ski. But his real accomplishment in life was being a loving, kind, husband and father. He would be so proud of Addison and Maddie and the people they have become. The kitchen they created would make him smile.
A friend once told me we can not always choose what happens to us, but we can choose how we will respond. It is not easy to lose someone so dear. There are so many people suffering from loss in our world today. May all who mourn and grieve find the will to carry on. And may we always feel the presence of our loved ones in our lives and keep their memories alive in our hearts. Peace be with us all.