Monday, September 21, 2009

Happy Birthday

Twenty-five years ago today was a big day for my husband's family. This was the day that my brother-in-law would make his appearance into this world. He was born September 21, 1984.

A short eighteen years later, this same boy was gone just like that. He was taken twenty nine days after his birthday. Twenty nine days after getting his driver's license. Only weeks before he was to get his braces removed. He was taken. But when I think of him on his birthday I smile as big as he would have smiled!

So, today, I am celebrating the day God blessed us with Zach and the eighteen years he enjoyed here. And on October 20th I will be remembering him on the day he left us to be with his heavenly Father. Happy Birthday, Zach.

2 comments:

The Writer Chic said...

Oh Beth...I didn't know about this. I'm sorry for the loss in your family, even all these years later.

The Gregory's said...

Such a sweet guy too...I can still see his big smile and hear his laugh as a young boy...Rest in Peace, Zach...always missed!