Sunday, March 28, 2010


we are remembering intensely these coming weeks as we approach the 1 year mark leading up to thomas' new life in heaven and our new life without him here.

this time last year thomas was not able to attend church and we were diligently preparing to relocate to north carolina. we did not realize how close thomas actually was to entering eternity future.

nathan reminded me that 4 years ago today he sang "HE REIGNS" at chippewa church with the choir. he remembers his father telling him it was his favorite song that nathan had ever sung.
nathan had sung MANY songs in his young life.

Lord, we thank you for memories.

Friday, March 26, 2010


"fall in love with Jesus again" were some of the last words that thomas spoke to me before he died.


a website to sign up for daily emails that deal with the stages of grief.

how unique yet common to all are the stages of grief.

it would be an unbearable loss to live without thomas if i did not believe in the Goodness of God.


a year has passed since i wrote the first blog on our grandson's 3rd birthday. he celebrated his 4th without his Pop Pop. thomas remembered his blue birthday cake he had in pittsburgh and talked about his PoP Pop. wanted Jesus to give him some birthday cake. we wrote a note on a balloon and sent it to "heaven".

Nathan and Tia endured their birthdays without their daddy. nathan was driving back to slippery rock this past march on his birthday and turned on the radio as he passed one of thomas' favorite restaurants in center twp and he heard the song " I WILL RISE" by Chris Tomlin that was played at the end of thomas' memorial service. a birthday gift from God.