As deeply moving as this is, I am pleased you've shared what would have been, Therése 16th birthday.
A landmark occasion like this celebrated by so many is bittersweet for you. Imagining all the could and should have been is hard.
The way you conclude is a reality check. Not a birthday, more 16 years since she sadly passed.
I am so sorry for your loss.
Thank you. I don't find time to write any longer, & when I come on site, I find the thoughts in my head disappear, but there are some subjects that just command an emotional recognition, & this is the biggest one, for me x