Robbie, Lynn, & Sloths 6/29/22

This picture makes me smile and sad at the same time. Love their smiles. ❤️ We are watching the new Star Trek show tonight and in the episode the doctor loses his daughter. She came back briefly and said I am happy and safe, you must go on with your life and write your own…

Happy Heavenly 29th Birthday Robbie 6/23/22

29 nine years ago just after midnight Robbie was born at St Ann’s hospital in Westerville, OH. Miss him every day. There are times it feels like he just left us and other times that it seems like a million years have passed. I am very thankful for the years we had together. #forever25

Happy Father’s Day weekend 6/18/22

Happy father’s day to all the dads this weekend. I am thankful for all the wonderful dad’s in my life. Missing my sweet dad and Jim’s dad. ❤️. Also thinking of Robbie and how he didn’t get a chance to be a dad. He knew I was hoping for grandkids someday and would say…don’t worry…

Robbie at a Food Truck 6/14/22

There were food trucks a couple miles from our apartment in Houston. This was his favorite one. It brings back a lot of memories when I look at his picture. He has his cute mini sloth on his cane and is wearing an MD Anderson bracelet, so we must have spent part of our day…

Robbie Fishing 6/1/22

Robbie and I were wondering the mall to get out of the house. Robbie laughed and said…I caught two fish. We took random pictures on our entire outing and laughed. It was a good break from all the constant sadness we faced at MD Anderson. When I look at the pictures, I can remember this…

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…