Will’s birthday is August 12th.
It is through reading, meditation, wonderful mentors and parents who have experienced child loss that I have found peace since his passing. Naturally there are times of melancholy but those times are fewer and further apart.
I feel a spiritual closeness with Will that helps me know that his spirit is still with me. My acceptance has come from viewing Heaven as a place where my oldest son lives. He left all of his belongings here because all that he needs is being provided for him there. Through him I have realized that Heaven is a place, not The End. He is every bit as alive there as he was here. In fact, I believe that he is not only alive, but that he is living the life that God intended for every man and woman at creation.
John 6:47 Truly, I tell all of you emphatically, the one who believes in me has eternal life. (International Standard Version Bible)
Life, in the most literal sense of the word. When my time here is over I will leave this place where I live now and I will move to Heaven.
It is with this mindset that I celebrate August 12th as the 30th anniversary of the day Will came into my life. It remains one of the best days of my life. It is the day that Will made me a mother. I had the privilege of meeting him on this date 30 years ago. I am so lucky that I got to be part of his life.
It is in this spirit that I would like all of you to join me in celebrating Will’s birthday!
I would like to have a virtual birthday party. The theme is Random Acts of Kindness. As you go about your days leading up to August 12th, I invite all to join me in performing a random act of kindness in honor of Will. If you desire, you may share your story with me in a comment, personal message, or in person.
I do not want to mourn on his birthday this Saturday. I want to celebrate that this was the day he came into my life. I want to thank God that He gave me this gift.
Peace and Love.
She writes about life, death, grief, and recovery.