My firstborn son, Philip would've been 27 years old on July 21st.
Some of you know that Philip passed away on September 25, 2009 at the age of 21.
The three of us (me, Brian and Tim) spent the day together and went out to dinner.
We talked a lot about Phil and perhaps what he'd be doing now.
Brian thought perhaps Phil would be an Assistant Manager at the store he was working at before his passing. Tim and I said no; he'd be long gone out of that store. We could see him as a truck driver/merchandiser for a company like Frito-Lay, Pepsi or Budweiser. You know those huge delivery trucks you see on the highway and at grocery stores? Phil actually talked about the possibility of doing that when he worked at Jewel (grocery store chain) at one time.
I asked Tim if he thought Phil would be married by now. He laughed and said, "no way".
We had a family get-together at my cousin's house this past weekend and had a toast (and the most delicious birthday cake I've ever had...this banana split torte was worth breaking my no-sugar eating plan for this one time) to our family members who were all celebrating birthdays at the end of July (yes, there's quite a few of them!), including Phil. For those of you in the Chicago area, this cake was from Weber's Bakery. I normally don't even like bakery cake, but this one was amazing. They don't use any artificial ingredients and it wasn't sickeningly sweet.
To read more about Phil, you can click on the "Dedication to Phil" tab at the top of my page.