Monday, September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014




He was born on September 22, 1987. I was on bed rest for a couple of months before that. They put me in the hospital a few days before he arrived. The night before I was to be induced, there was something a little different about the way I felt. It was supper time. I debated whether or not to mention anything about how I was feeling. I told the nurse, missed out on supper, and delivered my boy sometime around 9:30 that night.

He was a chunky little baby and he was a clinger. He would wrap my hair around his fingers and hold on tightly. We were tight. He grew into a serious, tall and thin man with the prettiest hands and the longest fingers (and toes).

He had a tender heart and a sensitive nature. There were many times when I could have pinched his little/big head off. He tried my patience and he taught me so very much about love in the too-short time that he was here with me/us.

He would have been 27 years old today.

How I wish I could hug him once more, and hear him say "Mama" in the way that he did. I can still almost hear his voice in my head.

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  1. I love all of the photos that you have shared of him. (((hugs))) I can now read this in your voice and it means so much more. Love you.

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  2. Today is a campfire day. I'm just over here in the flickering light.

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    1. I'm very grateful for your presence, Cyn.

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  3. I have no words, Annie. My own heart aches right now....

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    1. Jim, thank you. My life goes on and I am very grateful to have had him as long as I did.

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  4. Well, I blooeyed all over the place... that was beautiful Diane... I love hearing you talk about him.... it's a good thing. He was a good man, your son. That he was. Much love.

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    1. Thanks, Lori. He was a good man, with a good heart.

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  5. (((annie))) Tears coming down and a prayer going up.

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  6. Also wanted to add: beautiful photos! He looks like a tender soul.

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    1. Thanks! He was a very tender-hearted soul.

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