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.