August 9, 2014
Happy birthday John, my one true love. Today I hiked up mailbox peak in your honor. I carried a light-and-lean 30lb pack, as (this morning) I felt you saying to me “Ease the load on your shoulders, Holly, both physically and energetically. Don’t carry such a heavy burden all the time. Try to have a little fun.” From the top I had a clear view of Rainier and the carbon glacier where you now rest in peace. I sat for a bit and reminded you of what I feel in my heart every moment of every day, that I love you – then, now, and forever.