Hello September 25 and HELLO SEVITEMBER! That’s right y’all! We have arrived to the most glorious day of the 9th month of the year.
In tried and true fashion, it’s time to reflect on yet another gracious year of life.
Here I am turning 28 and I’ve managed to live through one of the most amazing accomplishments of my life, just to experience one of the most devastating losses that I never dreamed of ever happening any time soon.
This is my first birthday without my daddy and it is a tremendously hard for me to swallow this reality. You see my dad would call me every birthday and sing “Nothing can be sweeter than to see my Severina in the morning” and would quickly follow up with happy birthday. Throughout this entire month, I’ve done my best to stay as busy as possible to keep my mind off today and the one big piece that would be missing, his voice, the hug, and the reminder that I was his change of life baby.
Even though he isn’t here, I’m very that I’ve been blessed with family, friends, and a loving husband who have been dedicated in making this the best Sevitember ever. The sheer amount of love that I’ve had come my way has definitely limited the heartache of dwelling on the fact that my biggest fan is no longer here.
So for my birthday this year, I want to thank each and every one of you. Thank you for the uplifting words when I graduated earlier this year. Followed by the courage and support you showed when I lost the rock in my life. I appreciate you all being constant fixtures that I can easily turn to when I was up, down, and just needing a place to turn. For those of you who have been in my life for years on end, the ones I most recently met and instantly bonded with, and my dear loving family + extended family – I cannot applaud your unending support of me. You are all the reason why I keep writing this blog, maybe one day I can be your virtual (and a few of you have turned into real life) shoulders to cry on, ears to vent to, and deep hard belly laughs to enjoy together. You don’t know how much having each and every one of you in my life has meant to me.
My birthday wish is that this next year is about taking risks and living life to the fullest. To surround myself with meaningful people that want to be apart of the path my life is taking me. I want to try new things and never regret any decisions I make.
Happy birthday to me and thanks for looking down on me daddy.
“Let them eat cake.” – Marie Antoinette