17.1.08

Henry's birthday

Today would have been Henry's 19th birthday - if he hadn't decided to take his own life on May 8, 2007 by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. I will write more in time and include links to everything that is important to me nowadays - things I never even thought about or thought I needed to think about before.

But for today, I just want to say that it's been a better than expected day. I expected to spend it with a box of Kleenexes. Instead I "did something that mattered" which this time was adding a comment to an article in a newspaper, an article that was important to me and my family. And whenever I do something that matters (to me, anyway), I feel better.

1 comment:

Grace said...

Hi Doris,

I found you on a beading forum.

I'm so sorry to hear about your sons death and felt compelled to write.

My mother's birthday was Jan. 20, she sadly took her own life 26 years ago on April 22. Some birthdays and holidays pass quietly and relatively painlessly, some the opposite. Thoughts of her are never far from my mind.

I wish you more of the relatively painless days than the other, but most of all I wish you peace.