It is Laurie’s birthday. Usually I try and mark this kind of occasion by getting together with friends and family. Laurie was close to some wonderful people and it has always been an exceptional treat that I get to spend time with them. In our ‘normal’ busy lives I hardly get to see those people as much as I would like. These days, when sitting around on a patio talking about Laurie seems irresponsible, we will have to remember in other ways.
I will try and brave the rain today and spend some time at Brown’s Inlet where her memorial tree is. And I will do my best to gather people together as soon as it is safe.
Take care of yourself and each other.