Robbie’s Grave 5/30/22

My sisters put flowers on his grave today. I wish I could travel to WI this summer, but it is so expensive now that we live in Houston. Hopefully we can visit next summer. I miss Robbie so much. Sometimes it seems like yesterday that we said good bye and other times it seems like…

Robbie’s HS Graduation 10 Years ago 5/26/22

10 years ago, Robbie Graduated from high school with so many dreams and a bright future. Just three years later, he was fighting cancer. I think of Robbie as I see everyone posting happy pictures of their children graduating from high school. I never thought that grief would be triggered by so many different things….

Flowers for Robbie 5/23/22

Today, I made arrangements for Robbie to have flowers put on his grave for his 29th birthday next month. It doesn’t get any easier and it always hits me harder than I expect. I know he is perfectly healed and with my parents, which gives me peace as I grieve for him. The picture is…

6 Years Ago 5/21/22

Robbie sitting by our Houston apartment pool with his wheelchair behind him. He took his first steps without a walker in the pool. It was a challenge to get him from the wheelchair to the water. His leg was very dysfunctional after his reconstructive leg surgery to remove the cancer. Yet he never gave up…

College Visit brings back Memories 5/15/22

The boy we met on the cancer walk during spring break is a Junior in high school and is interested in looking at colleges, so we took him on a college visit yesterday. As we arrived and talked with the Dean about what he would need to be able to apply to college. I remembered…

Mother’s Day 2022

I spent a couple hours on Mother’s Day going through pictures Robbie had posted online. He posted several while in high school that I don’t remember seeing.

Sloths 5/4/22

Seven years ago today, Robbie saw his first sloth in Costa Rica. This sloth was living in a national park called Manuel Antonio. A few months later, when Robbie got sick, one of his sisters said…Sloths Cure Cancer. Then his sloth collection started, which he really enjoyed.

Greiving 5/2/22

I have been grieving my parents lately and always grieving for Robbie. I miss talking to my mom every day. She was a good listener and had advice on everything. She passed away in 2015, a few months before Robbie got sick. Hearing her voice was always calming. I am not sure why it has…