- Chris Anderson
- Watkinsville, Georgia, United States
- We lost my beautiful wife of 20 years on 9/12/07. Lisa was my world she was my everything and now she is gone. We are learning to live without Lisa now. I say we because I am not alone. My children are stuck in this mess with me. These are my notes, my vent, my way of letting you all know that we are doing well (some days). This is for myself, my friends and my family that want to know how we are doing and what we are up to. Along the way I hope this might also help someone else who has been dealt a similar hand.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Matt actually turned 16 today. In hind sight I suppose I should have scheduled a day of vacation since he was stuck here by himself. Hind sight is 20-20. Lisa's mom and dad had to postpone a scheduled birthday dinner so I had to take up the slack. Matt has been pestering the snot out of me to go to Longhorns for dinner. Pastor Tony was kind enough to give me a gift card for helping him with a recent sermon series. So, Matt and I had a nice dinner out together at Longhorns compliments of Pastor Tony. I did finally come up with a few gift ideas that worked out pretty well. Some new leather Chaco flip flops, a new Guy Harvey sun visor and a couple of movies that he just loves. During dinner I asked Matt if there was anything else he wanted for his birthday. He said yes, an oyster knife. "I want an oyster knife to pry these stinking braces off with".
Sixteen is a big birthday. He will replace his learners license with an actual license at the end of next month and the braces come off the following month. I doubt, however, that Doctor Harter will need to use an oyster knife.
Happy Birthday son, I love you.