Final Arrangements

The people at Lenz Monument in Dubuque are going to make Robbie’s grave marker similar to this computer generated picture, except the sloth will only be a black outline. We are hoping they will have it done before we come this summer, but they wouldn’t guarantee. I couldn’t bring myself to order it sooner. Signing…

Robbie’s June 22nd Memorial

If you are able, we would love to have you join us as we say goodbye to our sweet boy. We miss him so much. Graveside Service Robbie’s graveside service will be on June 22nd at 11:00 at the Hillside Cemetery in Platteville, WI. My brother Tom is a pastor and will say a short…

Good Bye 2018-2019 School Year!

Robbie frequently helped me to set up my classroom each year. It is hard to believe that this school year is finally coming to an end this week. Returning to teach after loosing Robbie has been so difficult. I miss him so much.

Meeting Curly the Sloth

Three years ago, Robbie was given his first behind the scenes tour at the zoo and met Curly for the first time. This started a close relationship between Robbie and the zoo keepers. We didn’t know then what a life savor the zoo would be. We are so grateful to the Houston Zoo.

Butterfly Center May 2018

A year ago today, we were at the Butterfly Center together before Robbie had to go to MD Anderson for his next treatment. Sadly, we wasted precious time on immunotherapy. It didn’t kill the cancer, but knocked out his thyroid function. He laughed at the picture of the Butterfly on his shoulder and the other…


4 years ago today in Costa Rica for Ruth and Nick’s wedding. Robbie had so much fun. The girls sent me a bracelet for Mother’s Day that says…forever in my heart..RJM 1993-2019. So sweet<3 Tears I have the hardest time in the evenings when I am so used to spending time with him.

Keep Swimming

I have read that when people grieve, they go through an angry phase, but I didn’t expect it. When my parents passed away, I was only sad and not angry. With Robbie I am sad and angry. I can switch from being mild Bruce Banner to the Incredible Hulk in seconds. Missing Robbie so much….

Piano Guys Concert in Houston

Jim and I decided a couple days ago to attend The Piano Guys concert. We really had a fun evening together. I missed having Robbie with us. He had so much fun last year.