Today is your birthday. Happy Birthday!
If you were here, I'd come over and we'd go shopping.
If you were here, I'd bring you flowers. Carnations. Because those were your favorites.
If you were here I'd bake you one of my famous(heh) triple decker chocolate cakes and you would have to inject more insulin just so you could have a piece!
If you were here we would all go out to dinner to celebrate.
But you're not here and it feels like you've been gone for a very long time. I guess eleven years is a very long time, but it feels longer.
So I guess we'll just stay home and do nothing but light a candle and think about how much we wish you were here.