Monkey’s 12th birthday is coming up in less than a week. I think about his sister, who is still alive and doing well… I think about his birthday last year, which was the first birthday without him, when my boyfriend and I shared a very special memorial for him. I think about the year before, which was my last day at my job I held for 6 years, so I wasn’t able to spend as much time with him as I usually do. I think, I reflect, I miss. I guess it’s probably normal to be thinking of your loved one more so than usual when a special day approaches, like their birthday. While I have some ideas on how to celebrate my love’s birthday. If there is anyone out there reading this, what have been some things that you’ve done, to celebrate a loved one’s birthday who has passed?