Holidays and certain dates are very hard for me now – they really hurt.
I started this post last night – trying to keep typing through my tears and pain. Today is Morgan’s birthday – it is one of those days when we smile at the wonderful memories of our time together with Morgan, and at the same time we cry, because she is no longer with us. How can we celebrate Morgan’s birthday when it hurts so much? I ask myself that every year, and every year I am reminded of all the reasons I should celebrate her birthday…all of those reasons are Morgan – she still deserves to be celebrated.
Today we will celebrate her beautiful, gentle, and loving soul – her love lives on in all of us, and we feel it every day. We were all blessed to have been chosen to be Morgan’s family. The joy she brought to our lives is immeasurable.
Later today we will have a little birthday party for Morgan. We will let a few balloons fly into the heavens. I will cook one of her favorite dinners, then we will light candles on her favorite cake – Tiramisu. Sprinkle some pomegranates on top (she loved pomegranates), sing happy birthday, take a picture, and share our memory of her 26th birthday with the world.
Please feel free to join in if you’d like, and thank you for keeping Morgan and our family in your thoughts and prayers.
Santa Monica Pier – photo by Morgan Ingram, June 2011