I lost a best friend 2 years ago, this post is in his honor.
James I want you to know I spent the day you died doing what I love. I worked in the morning on my burgeoning business and had a great afternoon running in the woods. I also went back to painting in studio that night after a year long hiatus.
My partner gave me an idea to remember you by. I think I’m going to plant a tree. I know you’d like that, we spent lots of time together surrounded by them and the peace they brought. We now have a home and I can do this to honor your memory.
I miss you. I talk to you on my walks sometimes. I cry, share and inevitably smile. You had that effect on me and still do. I know you’d want me to be happy and to remember to play.
I try and remember to play. It’s easy with an eight year old. My partner and I are doing a better job of playing too. Date nights, laughing and playing with his daughter. Life is good.
I want you to know I carry your spirit wherever I go. I know you’re looking out for me and laughing at me up there. I need to do a better job of laughing at myself.
Thank you my friend for your love, the lessons you taught me and the impact you still have on my life.
You may be gone but most definitely not forgotten.
I love you.