Houston Zoo Lights 11/19/19

Jim and I went to the Houston Zoo lights tonight. It was one of Robbie’s favorite holiday activities. He loved the music and the lights. I remember how excited he got to see the zoo transformed for the night. Jim and I enjoyed the evening together with Robbie constantly on our minds. ❤

Last Thanksgiving 11/18/19

Robbie and Lynn last Thanksgiving. This year we are traveling to Tulsa to see our girls. We are looking forward to seeing them. I am trying to use all my coping strategies for grief, but I have really been struggling the closer we get to Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Weekend Escape 11/17/19

Jim and I went to the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi this weekend. We also walked along the beach on San Padre Island. It was a peaceful weekend and nice to get away together. I did think of Robbie when we were at the aquarium. He would have loved going there.

Precious Memories 11/15/19

With Robbie’s cancer, we had the unusual situation of spending more time together then you normally would with a child in their early 20’s. In my quest to keep Robbie’s mind off his treatment, we went on multiple museum trips, parks, and zoo trips together. We also realized we had a lot in common. We…

Back At MD Anderson 11/13/19

This picture was taken last December at MD Anderson. Today I was back in the role of caregiver for my husband for some routine tests for his cancer. I knew it would be difficult, but I wasn’t prepared for how emotional and overwhelming it would be. Everywhere I went, I have memories of Robbie. I…

9 Months 11/12/19

Robbie 2 years ago today on one of our hiking and photography adventures. We enjoyed our time together between treatments. He had such a good attitude.💔. Today marks 9 months. It has been an emotional day. Miss Robbie so much! Tomorrow I need to take my husband to MD Anderson for some tests and I…

Crying all They Way 11/9/19

The topics this week at the grief group were about being angry and having guilt. All the “what ifs” that can really cause a lot of added grief and how being angry can cause bitterness. I have had a lot of anger that Robbie had to suffer and die. It seems like there are so…

One Punch Man 10/27/19

Robbie dressed up as One Punch Man the week of Halloween  2017. Robbie was upset about his hair loss, so our girls told him he would make a great One Punch Man. Robbie had so much fun dressing up at the Zoo, The Butterfly Center, and MD Anderson. People at the zoo were stopping him…

Parenting a Terminally Ill Child My Top 10 List 10/24/19

I learned several things parenting a terminally ill child that I wished I had realized sooner. ( I accidentally deleted this post this morning when I was reading it. ) My top 10 List 1. Don’t put an age limit on fun. I used to say…you are too old to……. With Robbie sick, if he…