A bittersweet day. The day my beautiful Kim entered this world 55 years ago. My brothers and sisters and I (and a few nephews and nieces) all participate in a family text group, and it was with dewy eyes I read their birthday wishes for her. One in particular, from my older brother:
“Happy Birthday Kim! I cannot help but think you came into this world on the first day of the month we attribute to Love and were born to eternal life on the first day of the month we celebrate the ultimate love – the birth of Our Lord and Savior! Give Him a big hug for us! Love you!“
And as I type this, Siri is telling me to call Kim as it has found her birthday in my contacts.
At 9:00, there will be a mass in her name at St. Thomas a’Becket, our parish for a little more than the past decade.
It’s starting off to be an emotionally hard day.