Today would have been your 53rd birthday, Susan. Your spirit is still very much alive - I feel it, and am so thankful for that. I'll be celebrating your birthday, just like you would want me to. Every weekend when we parted, you would tell me to be sure to do something fun that week so I could tell you about it the following weekend. So I did. During our last conversation, hours before you finally let go and made the transition to the other side, you told me to go on a fun vacation and take lots of pictures. So I did. And now I'll celebrate your birthday weekend knowing you're with me in spirit, my dear friend. I'm thankful for your continued presence in my heart, and may you continue to rest in peace.