Happy Birthday Ethan. You are 22 today.
Although you took your own life short of your 21st birthday.
It gets easier with time. Missing you.
Knowing that you aren’t coming back.
And that you are stuck in that moment of time at 20…
And all the memories before that.
You won’t be back for new memories.
You won’t be here for cake.
Or for softball.
And I won’t see what you are up to…
Or find you in the band while watching the football game.
Time goes by.
And it goes.
And the memories fade.
The tears dry.
And every candle burns out eventually.