Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Celebrating Handsome Partner

HP's birthday today. If he'd made it to now it would have been his 80th. So hard to even believe he's gone, but it's a day to remember good things, and celebrate him and be glad I knew him.

This afternoon I'll walk the labyrinth for him, and for me. Time to grieve a while, let it be, then let it pass. Not up for pictures today.

But this morning it's about coping, doing physical work. I painted another wall, next to the hallway I finished a few days ago. This one wall per session thing works very well.

Since I have a meeting this evening, so I'm not free, Handsome Son and I are having our celebration of HP on Friday, with dinner at our favorite buffet restaurant. We decided some time ago that since HP died on HS's birthday, August 8 last year, we would remember him on his birthday, or close to it, rather than that day, so that the way is clear for HS to celebrate his own birthday. I think this will work. Aside from anything else, I'm a bit better at remembering the birthdays of the departed than their days of dying. I'm hopeless at remembering birthdays of the living, so bear with me! it's not personal.

9 comments:

Sue said...

thinking of you today Liz, another milestone along the way x

maryann johnston, CMP said...

Thinking of you and your HP, Liz. Sending love.

maryann johnston, CMP said...

Sending love today and thinking of you and your dear HP, Liz.

Minimiss said...

Thinking of you. {{{hugs}}}

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It is good to have a day like this to pause and reflect on a life well lived. Walking the labyrinth is a perfect tribute too.

Anonymous said...

Had the date marked on my calendar, so I remembered, too. Was thinking of you and HS - J in Cowtown

mittens said...

A good way, Liz, to remember the dead and the living as well. I only remember Event Dates if the date is something else as well. And what a good idea, to let HS have his birthday back, and give HP his own remembrance date.

Keep the good, leave the rest behind.

Take care.

dogonart said...

difficult time for you but you have the right idea to let M. have his own birthday celebration. Take care.

Ash said...

My thoughts are wish you and as always with your loved ones. I will always admire you frankness and your courage but most of all I appreciate that you share with us even the most difficult moments. (((hugs)))