Today you would have been 28. I’m awake and beginning my first class toward my MBA. I’d call you after breakfast and wish you a good day had life worked out differently. Instead, Jeffrey, this day and all it’s about it reserved for those (like myself) whose life you immensely touched. I’m so very grateful to have had the eighteen years of this life with you and I feel you in the simplest of breezes, the massaging of the summer sun to my skin, the breath between every thought, the comfort of the night sky, and the love within myself. If love could have kept you here…you would have lived forever..you are so very loved by many people whose lives you’ve changed in even subtle ways and that is what life is about. So despite your short eighteen years, bubba, you have lived a full life.
Today is reserved for you. Happy Birthday (you’re in everything every day for me, but today maybe others will be inspired to love hard).