Siblings to the Rescue! 9/29/19

The kids call this picture “Baby Butt” 2 years ago, my siblings that were able, came and helped me to get our Oklahoma house ready to sell. They did such an amazing job that the house sold that week. After they left …friends and neighbors started showing up and helped me to pack the house….

Last September

A year ago, Robbie finally got home from the hospital and was surprised with gifts from my special ed team. I miss him so much! Last fall, he started the slow decline that was so hard to see, that at times I would go upstairs to our family room to escape. Then, he would soon…

My Dad’s Birthday 9/23/19

It would be my dad’s 93rd Birthday today. Here is a picture of my dad with Robbie. He passed away when Robbie was in 3rd grade from cancer. Miss them both! My father was a very kind and gentle. We lived near this mound. You can’t see our farm in this picture.

Robbie and Curly the sloth

Two years ago today, Robbie feeding Curly the sloth grapes. Love looking at his pictures in the evening. Miss him so much. ❤

Last Year Hospital Days

The nurses made Robbie’s bed with his sloth while he went for a short walk. Robbie sent me the picture because he thought it was funny to find his sloth in his bed. He spent many days in the hospital and the nurses really watched out for him when we couldn’t be there. Lynn was…

Yellow Sloth and Robbie at the Zoo 9/14/19

A year ago at the zoo with Robbie before he had his next round of chemo. I almost told him not to take along his yellow sloth to the zoo and now they are some of my favorite pictures. We had a wonderful day together. Although I took him a few more times to the…

Looking Back at Last September 9/9/19

This picture was taken last September at MD Anderson. I had a few weeks that I was doing better and keeping busy with my students, but then another month starts without Robbie and my heart is sad. ❤

Robbie’s Siblings 9/7/19

For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, something that isn’t always mentioned is the impact on the child’s siblings. Robbie was very close to his sisters. His last three years before he got sick, he was attending college at the University of Tulsa, which is in the same city as the girls. Anytime he needed something, they…

Final Grief Share Group

When we started the Grief Share group, it was difficult to attend. Our grief is so strong and being with strangers was uncomfortable. Tonight we said good bye to friends and people that we hope to stay connected to. We all have one thing in common, we are all grieving and feeling lost in a…

Feeding Meerkats Fall 2017. 9/5/19

Robbie feeding the Meerkats at the zoo. They surprised him after visiting Curly one day. The Meerkats are really soft like kittens, but they said not to pet them because they can bite. Cancer is the #1 killer of children, yet only receives 4% of the cancer budget for research.