Tomorrow is my Poppy’s birthday. It’s the first birthday of his that we will spend without him. What used to be a happy day, feels like a sad day now. I know that’s completely normal. I know that someday we will be able to make it a happy day again, as we continue to celebrate him.
When I was growing up, Poppy and I would always celebrate our birthdays together. His is February 13 and mine is February 15. We would meet at my grandparent house where he would eat homemade german chocolate cake and I would eat funfetti cake. Those are wonderful memories I will have for the rest of my life.
Moving forward, I plan to make February 13 “Poppy’s Day” where we eat german chocolate cake and celebrate him in heaven. I’m so thankful that Tristan and Kate were able to spend so many years with him, and that they were able to create loving memories with him as well. Every time we drink a Pepsi, we think of him. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Poppy!