"I miss him so much! I can't wait until he's home!", she said. Her boy was away for a few days and, like all mothers, she missed her child desperately. She was excited knowing that she was soon going to have him back home, safe in her arms.
"I'm miss him so much."
Multiply that by forever, I thought.
I have absolutely no idea how anyone survives the loss of a child. Every day I do it, and after all this time I still don't really know how.
Thomas would be seven today. He is gone. And I still breathe and the world still turns - and I just don't know how any of it is possible.
But somehow it is.
And so once again, I'm sending all my love and big birthday kisses heavenward to the sweetest and most beautiful boy I've ever seen.