Monday, August 19, 2013

Owen & Kindergarten

Today was Meet the Teacher for Owen at Bixby North Elementary...his first day of Kindergarten is tomorrow. It was a little emotional since this is the school that Nate went to. Here is a photo of Owen besides Nate's plaque at the school and another photo showing the plaque and the tree that was re-planted a few days ago.

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Nathan's 10th Birthday


Mom, Owen and I hope that you are having a great celebration in Heaven. I cannot believe that you are 10 years old today! We miss you so much…please give me & Mommy some signs today while we’re out for our runs.

I found this poem last week while reading a book and thought it would be perfect to post on your birthday since you are constantly on our minds and always in our hearts!


If tomorrow starts without me
David Romano

If tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see;
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me;
I wish so much you wouldn't cry
The way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;
But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
That an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,
And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
All those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.
I had so much to live for,
So much yet to do,
It seemed almost impossible,
That I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all the love we shared,
And all the fun we had.
If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
And maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
Would take the place of me.
And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss come tomorrow,
I thought of you and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.
But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.

When GOD looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,
He said "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today for life on earth is past,
But here it starts anew.
I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
And since each day's the same way
There is no longing for the past.

But you have been so faithful,
So trusting and so true.
Though there were times you did some things,
You knew you shouldn't do.
But you have been forgiven,
And now at last you are free.
So won't you take my hand.
And share my life with me?

So when tomorrow starts without me,
Don't think we are far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Nate’s Third Angel Day

To some, that number would seem like a lot…to others, it would seem like a little.
To us, it is the number of days since we last got to see, smell, feel, hold and kiss Nate.
It is hard to believe that three years have gone by. Some would say that “time heals” but I am not so sure about that. I think one SMA parent summed it up best when they said “time doesn’t really help, I just get better at hiding the grief & pain”.
Nate…we love you and miss you so much!!!