Every year it hits me afresh.
Sean says, "It's December 7," over his tea at the kitchen table.
"She'd be twenty today," I say. "Oh, that makes me sad!"
I cry and hug him for a minute or two. We both blow our noses. Then we move apart and get ready for the day. I hug and kiss Sean and the kids, and head out the door to work.
Happy birthday to your spirit, dear Kala. You live in our hearts and we go on.
In Memory of Kala Marie Hardy Facebook page
4/6/08 MySpace tribute
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Sysoon (online death information site)