Another Year Older

Blogs-contributors, Dan Waeger — By on June 16, 2009 at 9:49 pm

So Friday is Dan’s birthday. I’ve been very careful not to make certain days big “anniversaries” of events. For me, it would just make this whole experience a lot harder. It’s bad enough getting through normal days. I wonder if people at work have any idea what it takes for me to get up and look presentable, commute to work, sit at a desk for 8+ hours… let alone actually be productive and intelligent!

But Dan’s birthday will be the first significant day for me since he passed. We loved planning fun things and surprising one another. And we always wrote a letter to mark these events. I would have spent a long time picking out the perfect card. He would’ve cried when he read it.

Dan’s birthday last year was one of the last fun days we had before we knew his cancer spread… when life was just beginning for us, and we were excited about our future. We played hooky and went to Six Flags for the afternoon. He had no idea, of course. And it took a lot of effort to smuggle towels & a change of clothes for the water park! I’ll always remember that we stayed until the park closed, still running up the lines for the water slides. We were easily the oldest ones there by many years. I think we may have elbowed a few abnoxious teens out of the way. It was such a fun day. I miss planning fun things for him. Well, I just miss him. I miss everything about him.

So if you have a good story to share, feel free to post it in the comments. It would be nice to hear. I don’t know what I’ll be doing on Friday. I need to find something fitting. Something fun and goofy. I better get moving!

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