6th b-day - forever forty-nine ...
60th birthday - forever 49 ...
I am looking forward to Halloween - first year I live in a fairly populated area, and, it is a holiday that does not have sad connotations for me, like Christmas and Thanksgiving. I want to be THAT house that gives out full size candy bars. And have a real jack o lantern. And maybe dress up funny.
Well vintage, tell me where you live ...because my 10 and 12 year old boys are mapping out all the houses that give out full size candy bars. No more small stuff for them! They love the houses that give out full size candy bars. One year my son said, 'Wow, they must have a lot of money!' Was very cute.
I remember the thrill of getting one when I was a kid. I always thought "Fun" size were mis-labeled. I am now in a town center in an otherwise rural area, the kind of place where people drive their kids and then park while the kids walk to the houses.
Just one idea for your sons - reversible costumes .... hit the good houses twice. ;-)
That's beautiful, Diane.What a sweet remembrance.
October 18th was our wedding anniversary, and October 30th is the day Shane died last year, 2016. He entered the hospital on the 16th after becoming extremely jaundiced on the 15th, so really, a year ago today was our last normal day together, and I didn't know it. I have nothing recorded about that day. Expecting to have a lot of triggers over the next two to three weeks.
October is a triple whammy for me. I lost my beloved husband on October 12, his birthday is October 14th and our favorite holiday was Halloween. It has been 3 years but still feels like yesterday. I miss him so.
Tomorrow would be my husband's 60th birthday, he died in May this year. So first birthday... he never wanted big parties, didn't have many close friends but we always celebrated at home with a cake (a brownie, his favorite) and on Saturday we would go for a nice dinner to a local restaurant. I do not think I can go to the same place without him but me and my daughter will go to a nice dinner somewhere.
I do not know what to do about tomorrow, I cannot think of anything I could do to celebrate him without him. I'm very depressed and crying every day since last weekend, thinking about his birthday approaching and all those future milestones I would have to celebrate without him. I do not like my life at the moment. I miss him so much...
My DH died this May and it would have been his 70th birthday on October 19th. I was dreading the day, but I made myself really busy. I gave a talk at the mental health charity where I volunteer and then canvassed surveys in a nearby part of London for a political party where I'm a candidate. Then I looked after my 3 year old grandson.
I was so busy, I didn't have time to feel too nostalgic. I find the worst days for me are Sundays , because we always spent the day together walking the dog. I now know I have to find something to do to stop myself getting maudlin and feeling sorry for myself.
I'm sure your DH will be with you in spirit on his birthday and won't want you to be sad. Just think of the good times together fondly and raise a glass to the good life you had together. Tell him how you're moving forward for his (and your) sake.
It would be DH's 70th birthday today. He died suddenlt this May.
I have been keeping myself very busy on this poignant day. Gave a talk at a mental health charity I work for, helped local councillors delivering literature and now babysitting 3 year old grandson. Doing positive things ahs really helped me and I feel DH with me on what would have been his special day.
I've also had a God wink too. Was thinking of buying meat and the word ',eat' just came up on a hoarding.