It’s been a better day. I’m getting ready to head to New York City tomorrow to spend the weekend with a high school girlfriend. I’m looking forward to being away for another few days and I haven’t been to New York in ages. Next weeked will mark the six-month anniversary of Hudson’s death. I have been thinking about both that and her upcoming birthday constantly for the past few days. Hopefully some time away will help me recharge and prepare emotionally for the onslaught of the next 2 months.
Tonight I was working on getting our passports renewed so that we can take a trip during the holidays. The last time I had started working on this was back in the late spring, when we were considering a trip to the Caribbean with Hudson later in the summer. I hadn’t even applied for a copy of her birth certificate yet (still haven’t—I have neither her birth certificate nor her death certificate), so I was getting ready to do that first so that I could then apply for her passport. All the documents were still sitting in a drawer in my desk at work when I went to clean it out in July.
My passport application has an instruction page full of information about what to do if applying for a child.
How I wish I were.