Happy Birthday! I can’t believe a year has passed… we miss you so incredibly much every single day. December will always be a hard month without you here between your birthday and Christmas. Last year we couldn’t even celebrate Christmas but we are going to attempt to restore some family tradition this year. I wonder if this time of year will ever be good again? I think we are all doing a little better than last year but it just sucks so unbelievably much to not have you here with us. It still just seems like a dream, well a nightmare really…. But I’ve been doing my best to live a big life even if there is a huge hole in my heart without my best friend. I try to keep as busy as possible to help distract myself from the pain. I wish you were here to talk to me, give me a hug, give me advice, and make me laugh. I will continue to try to use the strength you’ve given me to put one foot in front of the other and keep moving forward.
I love you so much and miss you terribly.