Today was/is Dad’s birthday. A day not without sadness, but it felt it important to try and view it with a different perspective.
We tried to view the day not through the lens of grief, but instead, chose to try and celebrate - just like we normally would have. It was a day that would have made Jeff proud.
After a good lunch at Sticky Fingers (Dad’s favorite place), I throughly wiped the floor in putt-putt, before heading to get ice cream at one of his favorite places downtown.
Tonight was a bit of different change as well, we passed out balloons to those people close to both Dad and our family as a whole. The balloons, were meant to be released as a tribute and a honor to him, but the rain delayed that process a bit.
I did feel that we may have turned the page a bit. By making sure the day was a good day, and not a sad one, I think we took strides in trying to handle the overall situation from an emotional standpoint.
It’s all about small victories, right?
Let’s chalk today up to a small victory.