|Oil painting Simon Gaon|
I have wondered how long it would take before people outside our family completely forgot about Daniel's passing. How long would it take for us to get to a point where his birthday would come and go, and no one would say anything, via card, or via e-mail or phone call ? I have that answer now. This week would have been Daniel's twentieth birthday had we been lucky enough to have his soul remain with us in a flesh suit here on Earth. There was not one phone call, not one e-mail, not one card and few who came to the blog to see what would be here. It took only seven and a half years for all of those who knew you to be absorbed by the Earthly and to forget. People have their own problems, their own grief and their own losses.
It doesn't matter. Our family won't forget. I won't forget. For as long as I live you will be one of the most important reasons I came to Earth. Daniel, you and your siblings made the trip, as arduous, as difficult and as hard as it sometimes is, worth it.
Today is Mother's Day and it looks as if that has been forgotten too. It doesn't matter. Had you been here, I know you would have remembered. As I move through life more and more waits for me where you are.