Happy Birthday Bill.

candle.gifToday would have been Bill’s 36th birthday. We probably wouldn’t have had a chance to get together for it seeing as today is also Father’s day, but we would’ve made time either the day before or sometime this week to get together and hang out so I could hand him a small birthday present and a card.

Perhaps we would have gone to see The Italian Job if he hadn’t already seen it.

Maybe we’d just rent something from Blockbuster.

Maybe go out for dinner.

Maybe we’d just sit around and bitch about getting older.

We were never good at planning these things out and I was the one out of the two of us who was more likely to throw an actual party for his birthday. There were many years that I managed to forget that it was Bill’s birthday because he so seldom made much of a deal out of it. He’s been in my thoughts all day today. His birthday has taken on new meaning for me.

I miss him.

7 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Bill.

  1. *hugs* I know how hard it is. I do believe a part of him still lives in your heart, and that are a better person for having loved him, and having lost him.

    That has been my experience.

    I am sorry for your loss.

  2. Thanks Rori, I do appreciate the support.

    Dealing with the loss gets easier with each passing day, but I still wanted to do something to mark Bill’s birthday. It’s the sort of tribute he would’ve harassed me about for being such a sappy guy, but deep down he would’ve appreciated the sentiment. Even if it did make him want to gag. grin

    I had intended to light a candle for him yesterday when we got home from my folk’s place, but we got caught up in doing last-minute chores around the house and by the time we settled down enough for me to remember my intention it was time for bed. So, this will have to do for now.

  3. Les – I agree with Rori. As long as Bill is in your heart he will always live.  I totally understand my friend…I miss my dad and there isn’t a day that goes by that something doesn’t remind me of him.

  4. I’m so sorry, Les.  You know, I think of Bill often.  Here I didn’t even know him, and I think of him.  That’s because, through your words, I feel as if I’d met him, and I am truly sad he is gone.  I wish I had read this on Sunday so I could’ve whispered a “happy birthday” on the breeze for him.  Ah well … a couple days late is okay, right? wink

  5. Absolutely.

    I had wanted to get an entry up earlier in the day about it, but the server issues our hosting service was having made it impossible. As it was I barely got that entry up before it became early Monday morning. grin That’s OK, he was used to me doing things at the last possible minute. Literally.

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