Hanging with his cousins at the beach
Thanksgiving 2008 at the Cabin
Levi the dog!
Elizabeth Edwards said it best in her book Resilience, "When you lose a child you go from parenting the child to parenting the memory of the child". It's true. When their birthday rolls around annually, it's still their birthday, only they aren't around so it is a really strange feeling. Do you celebrate do you quietly remember them? What do you do? I personally spend the day reflecting on how lucky I was to have such an awesome kid. He was more than I had ever hoped he would be He was a lovely son, great friend, loving grandson and all around stellar guy. Yes, my life was better having him in it! Do I still miss him? Like crazy everyday of my life, but how thankful am I that I had that? So many people don't. Yes, I am the lucky one for having him and now having the beautiful memories.
Walker, we miss you, love you, and will always remember you on this day. I know you are enjoying yourself where ever you are and probably making everyone laugh. I know you would want us all to celebrate this day and be happy for having you in our lives, instead of sad, because you are no longer here. Today, we celebrate you Walker, you will forever be in our hearts. Memories of you are sweeter than ever!
Happy 27th Birthday My Sweet Son!
We love you and miss you greatly!
"Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight" - Rossiter W. Raymond,