Friday, September 28, 2012
We continue to walk up the stairs, his long arm draped over my shoulder, my arm around his waist. It's natural, comfortable, real. I ask him, "So, what's on your agenda today." To which he replies, "Not much. I need to stop by the pizza place, but that's about it." I chuckle, because the "pizza place" was like another home to him.
I give him a side squeeze and tell him, "I wish you could stay. I sure miss you."
He smiles, replying, "I know, but I only have a couple days. I love you."
My eyes open. It's 5am. Austin's 24th birthday and he's just given me a gift.
Happy Birthday Austin! Thank you for visiting me this morning. It makes it seem as though is was just a couple hours ago that I hugged you, not 2-1/2 years. Which lets me know that you are always with me... in my heart...in my memories.... wherever I go.
I love you, Bud!