This would've been Kim's 44th birthday. This is a tough day for everyone who loved her.
I know that she lived a full and rich life. She had many friends and people who loved her. No matter how well she lived, she still would've wanted a lot more time to be here, and we would've all wanted the same thing.
Her son really needs her here. He misses her so much every day, as do all the rest of us.
I know that many of you who read this someday will have experienced the same thing. It continues to be hard to deal with my grief, even almost two years later. People I know who are intensely grieving all seem to seek out things to distract them and to keep them occupied. I do the same thing.
I watch too much TV, play too many video games, and things like that. I feel that I need to shift to some more positive and useful distractions, like making art or writing books. I'm working on those things in small doses.
My wish for anyone who is going through what we are is that you find positive and uplifting things to help you as you carry on. We will always remember and love the people who are no longer with us, but we also need to focus on the life we still have and the people who are still here.
I wish all of you peace and joy and happiness. I'm still searching for ways to have that myself.