Today is March 11th. Today would have been my friend, Beth's 41st birthday. I say would have because she passed away 4 years ago this past January from a heart attack at the age of 36.
Beth was one of the best friends I ever had. We met when we lived on the same floor in college. I was a sophomore and she was a junior. We shared a dorm room the next year. We were in the same major and had many of the same classes. We worked on recording projects in the studio together. We would hang out together. We would play jokes on people together. The number of inside jokes was uncountable. Beth was a music loving, cat loving, fun loving person. When my husband and I got married, she was one of my bridesmaids. She was active in the music program at her church in southern Illinois. Beth's parents were both in ill health from the time I met her and, so, Beth never married. Instead, she stayed in her parents home and took care of them. She gave of herself without ever thinking twice about it. There have been so many times in the last 4 years that I wanted to email her or pick up the phone and call her, only to remember that she's not there anymore to call or email. She would have loved to have seen our kitties, especially. I wish that I could have shared it with her when we got Aeris as a kitten. I know she's have loved her. I know that Beth is in a much better place, now. I am assured of that, but I still miss her dearly.
Happy birthday, Bethie, I miss ya hun!