Happy Birthday Papa Doc....we miss you more than words can say. As we were putting on our fake mustaches tonight for the Cowboy Cookout, Treyton asked me about you. I wish I knew the right thing to say. Addie loves to open up the lockets that Mom, Erin, Molly & I wear with your photos inside. Ben is getting so big & looks so much like you did when you were a baby! Mom made her amazing calico beans and I made potatoes au gratin for dinner - you would have loved them :) And of course we had your favorite, German chocolate cake! We watched Big Bang Theory, which will always make me think of you. The leaves are changing color and we've had a few chilly days...only a few more weeks until Avry turns 2! She is talking up a storm & can be a bit of a brute :) I wish we had even just 1 more birthday to spend with you. I try to understand that it was your time but I am so selfish & I want you here. We try not to imagine the world without the people we love because it is too painful, but now it is happening and we all feel a little lost...so my wish on your birthday is this: please watch over all of us as we navigate this world without you.
Love you, Sarah Bear