I wanted to post something happy today but this is a sad day for my family.
My ex-stepfather would have turned 71 today, had he not been killed instantly when a car traveling at a high rate of speed ran a stop sign and crashed into the car he was a passenger in back in February. He has not been a part of my life for many years now, and we didn't really get along when I was growing up, but I have never forgotten that today is his birthday. And for his new wife and his children and grandchildren, this is the first birthday without him.
Today is also my aunt's birthday. She should be 60 or 61 today, but she passed away unexpectedly in December 2000, ironically while visiting my grandmother in the hospital. I never have been told the exact cause, but I believe it was heart failure.
And today is the 3rd anniversary of the death of my youngest cousin on my dad's side; nephew to the aunt mentioned above, who was only 22 at the time of his passing due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. I feel so bad for my aunt who I know carries so much pain, and that I can't do anything to ease it especially on these significant days.
I am so sick of death.