Today would have been Risa’s 48th birthday. As has always been the case – I thought about it a couple of days ago (April 4 to be exact). For all the years we were together, I could never firmly remember whether her birthday was the fourth or the eighth. I just was ready on the fourth and waited for others to say happy birthday. So, here’s a birthday wish….
While I struggle with April because of birthday’s and the milestones of the month Risa was always big on birthdays. I can’t help but think she would have truly found pleasure in taking 16.5 to the seamstress this morning for a second fitting for her junior prom gown (it needs a few more nips and tucks). And I know she would have found 14.5’s coming home with the application for working papers and a plan to get a job rewarding – I know I did.
There won’t be any candles (or cake) tonight. No singing of “Happy Birthday.” Instead, there will be a birthday wish that I know Risa would hope to share – that everyone take a moment to enjoy what you have and cherish the moment.
I know I will today – and into next week when the next milestone comes. Then as I turn 50 later this month – I too shall share in this birthday wish.