Robbie’s Room Transformation

I bought equipment for my home office, so I can prepare materials for my autism students from home. Everything needs to be laminated because they are very hard on anything with paper. There is always a limited budget at school, so this is easier than begging for materials. Jim moved my desk into his room…

Pooh Bear Wisdom

So true<3. I have had many friends and family that have stood by us and continue to support us. I am so grateful. I am thinking of him all the time. Saying his name doesn’t cause my sadness. Doing life without him causes my sadness. Everything I do, eventually it will be the first time…

Cleaning and Grieving

I am cleaning my house and putting learning materials together for my students. Once the school year starts, there won’t be any extra time. I am trying to talk myself into another school year. I’m struggling to have my normal enthusiasm. I know I’m not ready emotionally. I miss Robbie so much. ❤

Phone Call for Robbie

The dental office just called for Robbie to see why he didn’t come today. 😢 When I told her that he passed away. She said..but it seems like he was just here! How did it happen? We were looking forward to seeing him. He was such a sweet boy!❤️ She couldn’t believe we lost him…

A Year Ago at the Museum

Here are pictures from a year ago of Robbie and a prehistoric sloth. They used to be huge. The Natural Science Museum was one of Robbie’s favorite places to visit. We went there and the zoo all the time, especially when we were living in the apartments in the museum district. I miss living in…

Grief Support Group

Jim and I started attending a grief support group last week. It meets every week for 12 weeks. It is a little awkward being in a room of grieving strangers. We are the only ones that have lost a child. People have lost parents, siblings, and spouses. I know we have been advised to do…

Re-Gifting from Robbie’s Closet

Robbie’s keyboard went to his sister Ruth. She has it set up and ready to play. Robbie liked to compose music and wrote several songs. Most of his clothes went to a friend that has a son the same size. His books went to friends and some were donated to the library. I still have…

Exploring Dallas with our Girls

Jim and I are enjoying a weekend in Dallas with our girls. It is halfway between Houston and Tulsa. I have really missed them! The last four years while Robbie was sick, we saw them all the time. Eventually I hope we can move closer to them again. Today we went to the Perot Natural…

Visiting the Butterfly Center and Marfan Syndrome

I met one of Robbie’s sweet friends at the Butterfly Center yesterday. She is in Houston for the Marfan Syndrome conference. Robbie was really looking forward to attending the conference and seeing his friends this summer. It is amazing how many lives that Robbie has touched. He may have been frequently isolated the past 4…

July is Bereaved Parents Awareness Month

It is bereaved Parents Awareness Month. There are so many things that I wasn’t aware of before we lost Robbie. I only knew the grief of losing my parents and grandparents. Losing Robbie is a grief is that is impossible to put into words. July is our 5th month without Robbie. I miss him so…