Yellow Sloth at the Zoo 9/20/20

Robbie visiting Curly with one of his favorite sloths. I don’t remember who gave him this sloth, but he loved it and I still keep it in my office. On this day, he was waiting for his room to be ready at the hospital. We had such a wonderful day together. ❤️

Fall Grief 9/19/20

We knew by fall 2018 that we were losing ground in his battle against cancer. Fluid was building up in his lungs, making his breathing more difficult. Fall brings up all those emotions again.

Robbie in 2017. 9/17/20

Robbie three years ago today. Missing our sweet boy! I have been dreaming about him all week. This was one of his favorite zoo shirts. I put it along with a few other things that he liked into a shadow box.

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Continues 9/13/20

Someone posted this on Facebook and I never really thought about it. I read a few journal articles this week about studies that were done and it doesn’t just impact parents that have lost a child to cancer, but even parents of a child that survives cancer are at a higher risk for PTSD. I…

19 Months 9/12/20

It is hard to believe that it has been 19 months. In some ways it seems like yesterday that we lost him and other days it seems forever ago. In this picture, Robbie is watching Wheel of Fortune. At the time, Robbie was extremely fussy and cried a lot, except during Wheel of Fortune. I…

September 11, 2020

Here is a picture of Robbie from three years ago. I am thankful for all the pictures I took while he was sick. I look at his pictures everyday. It was another hectic week of teaching kids both virtually and in person. I have really sweet students. It is challenging to try to meet all…

Robbie and Curly 8/30/20

This is one of my favorite pictures of Robbie and Curly. Robbie had a rough day at MD Anderson, so we stopped by the zoo and they let him spend time with Curly. The next day he was back in the hospital for another week of chemo. Below is a slideshow from my pictures from…

5 Years 8/27/20

5 years ago today, our lives were forever changed. I walked out of my 3rd grade classroom and Robbie left the University of Tulsa to meet me at the doctor. I would have never guessed that we wouldn’t go back, and instead we learned that Robbie had bone cancer. We didn’t have any idea what…

Robbie and Curly 8/23/20

Robbie and his favorite sloth 3 years ago today. We are so thankful to the zoo keepers that take care of Curly for allowing Robbie to visit Curly as often as they could. It helped Robbie through many rough days. Curly could always make him smile. I miss Robbie so much. His humor, his unusual…