Death and life have taught me that child-loss is unthinkable, and they have taught me that anguish is inescapable. Additionally, death and life have taught me that grief has no expiration date. As a result, the separation I have yet to bounce back from is the ultimate untimely farewell (Ade’s death), which was the last separation Ade and I would have.
Paying attention to myself by presenting myself with some sweet birthday wishes isn’t what I normally do. However, because my body and soul need to feel happy and loved today, of all days, I decided to wish myself a happy birthday, hoping that I might want to celebrate my born day.
Independence Day is an opportunity for those of us who are Christian Patriots to teach our children and grandchildren that our courageous godly Founding Fathers, in particular those who signed The Declaration of Independence, not only understood that Life, Liberty, and Happiness are God-given rights/desires, but also they knew that they would have to pay the greatest price—give up their lives—so that future generations of Americans would not be denied their God-given rights/desires of Life, Liberty, and Happiness.