I do know.
The why behind the words, the careful choice of picture… I, too, am driven by the same irrepressible desire. What I force down and lock away the other 364 days will break dawn on this day alone… The need to remember and remind will have its way…
Except I’m no wiser a wordsmith than I was the time before… The letters defy me, splashed and blurred by misty eyes; I wonder, what would I say if he stood before me right now? I cannot imagine being able to utter anything, so tight my hold would be, conveying through my touch the many things held within my heart…
Perhaps I said it best when I said it first…
“ The importance of this date, of his debut into this world, has not diminished in our eyes, despite our inability to tell him as before; although we cannot say the words ‘Happy Birthday’ to his beautiful, smiling face, we will sing it loudly from our souls; while this day shall pass unnoticed by most, we will celebrate his life, even though he has gone on... This proclamation is our equivalent of shouting from the rooftops, hoping and praying our voice will echo all the way to heaven…and be heard by the one we had to let go... ”
Far too soon…
In Memory Of
Brian Christopher Garlock
11/6/1990 - 6/12/2008
A single light shines in your window,
Reflecting the hope in our hearts.
We miss you beyond comprehension;
Love remembers, Love never ends...
Dad, Mom, Beth, Grace & Silly
Love transcends… That’s all that really matters in the end… Happy 19th Birthday, B…
Wishing you sunshine and always, hope…tg
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