Wednesday, December 17, 2003
My birthday is tomorrow. I think I have looked forward to this one even less than last year. That is saying a lot since last year my birthday came and went while I was sitting shiva for you. This birthday is important because it marks a year of doing something that I never thought I could do, live without you. I don't know if I could have done this as well a few years ago. You helped get me ready. You not only made me a dad but you helped me grow up. Not grow up in any boring way but in the important ways. You taught me how to completely and unconditionally care for and take care of someone.