|Daniel, one year in costume as Charlie Chaplin. Daniel would be 21 years old in the present day.|
I won't ever forget your special days. I will always remember your birthdays. I will always remember the anniversaries of your sudden departure to Heaven. I will be here until I am called. I will continue to take care of your animals, and there are still quite a few you would know from the farm. The ones you knew seem to try to live lives as long as possible as if to spare me any more grieving, for as long as they can.
This year, it is not only the birthday of a special friend of yours, but one of your friends has a baby that is due today. Please look in on her if you can.
And so, the anniversary of your departure nine years ago today, is no different. I will man the fort. I will find warm homes for the things you owned and loved while you were here. I will watch and care for your siblings as they grow, and I will continue to be comforted by the love we shared while you were still my youngest son, here on Earth.
You have my love and my respect always. Please send love to my Dad.