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3 years ago – on March 5th, 2010 – my best friend Sue went home to be with Jesus. 15 days later, I had to “celebrate” my 40th birthday without her.
Today would have been Sue’s 40th birthday. I can’t help but to imagine what fun we might have cooked up for this special day. I’m pretty sure it would have involved driving and singing. And there would have been food and pina colada Italian ice somewhere in our plans. Most likely some shopping. And I’m guessing a bit of pampering – pedicures, no doubt. Most of all, there would have been a whole lot of laughing!
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Sue and miss her. I miss her voice and hearing my phone ring. I miss her smile. I regret that I don’t have more pictures and I’m sad that I’m missing out on making more memories with her (things we planned and dreamed about for the future). The whole BFF thing has new meaning to me now.
And while I’m sad that she’s not here so that I can celebrate this special day with her, I’m also happy for her – she’s in heaven, after all, where life is perfect every day and all the time! There is no sorrow, and there is no cancer! She’s got a perfect, healthy body and she’s been reunited with her parents. And I’m guessing that this – her BIRTH day – isn’t all that important in heaven. While I’d like to imagine maybe there’s a party going on up there, I’m thinking their parties are probably in celebration of all those people who enter heaven today. Birthdays aren’t important anymore. Birthdays aren’t eternal.
But, since I’m still here, I’d like to offer a great big HAPPY 40TH BIRTHDAY to Sue!