Helping in My Classroom 2013

I am working in my classroom this week. I miss my helpers! Our kids used to help me every school year setting up and taking down my classroom. When they were younger, they would also come with me on their days off. Robbie had fun correcting math papers when he was little. I would go…

Sister Visit from a Year Ago

Last year Lynn was visiting and helping when Robbie was having chemo at the hospital. Ruth and Lynn came often to see Robbie and help with his treatments. Miss him so much, but thankful he is no longer suffering. ❤

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…

Our Great Niece’s 3rd Birthday

We had a fun evening celebrating our great niece’s 3rd Birthday. We got her a little doctor outfit. She was having fun checking out her siblings.

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…