There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child. Things never get back to the way they were.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sand baby

This is what Mark was doing in January of 08...

(yes, we are at the was unusually warm that January...even for Texas!)

I can't say much...remembering is too emotional today. Christmas was especially difficult without him and I am exhausted from missing him. Since the girls and Joe have been home on break, the hole in our family where Mark should be is still so obvious.
I pray that this year I can begin to praise God more and more for all that He has given to me and not focus so much on what He took away.


  1. Praying with you, and for you! and I'm so proud of you for looking through your pictures to find these precious ones.....I know that wasn't easy.
    love you-

  2. Your sweet baby boy will be forever in your heart - but someday it won't hurt so much. The moments we remember are the moments it hurts worse.

    Blessed pain so bittersweet,
    When most I hurt, she's nearest me.
    Pain, of aching, empty night,
    Sweet, the mem'ry of her light.
    Jesus, heal my broken heart,
    Fuse that which is torn apart.
    Vapor swiftly flowing by,
    Soon we'll meet with You on high.

    This is the poem that I put in my book that Kyle wrote. This post reminded me of it and I thought it might provide some comfort to you. Life is a vapor and we will be with our loved ones again before we know it.