Without it...his parents would have never had their little boy.
Without it...his sisters would have never had a brother.
Without it...the Glade Spring Fire Department would have been void of their chief & fish fry master.
Without it...hundreds (if not thousands) of onlookers would have missed seeing all the funny hats that he wore.
Without it...many lives would have existed with a huge unexplainable void.
Without it...my daughter would have never had a step-father that adored her and would be content to play game after game of cards with her.
Without it...I would have never met my soulmate, my best friend, the love of my earthly life, my beloved husband.
So today...even though he's been in the arms of Jesus for nearly 17 weeks...without my husband's birth 46 years ago...many people (especially me) would have missed out on one of life's greatest blessings!
So for that reason, I'm still celebrating his birthday...
(These are just a few pics of us celebrating Chris' birthday last year at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA. What wonderful memories we have from that weekend!)