Today I am thankful for….words.
10 years ago my best friend passed away. We were both 13 at the time. No child that young should have to say goodbye to their best friend. Today I am thankful for the letters Patrick had written me, one sentence in particular. One day I received a package with a note attached. Inside the package was his favorite stuffed animal, a black cat named Simba. The attached note read “I love you and Simba does too”. I had no idea that this would be the last letter he would send.
Every January I visit his gravesite to wish him a Happy Birthday. It could have been another year of him blowing out candles but instead a year of keeping the memories of him alive and remembering him every single day.