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

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy Birthday son

Dear Mark,

Happy Birthday sweetie pie! I don't seem to know what to say still all seems so unreal that you aren't here with us. We are having a hard time focusing on the 2 short but wonderful years that you were here because your absence is overwhelming.

Your Nana will be there soon. She has fought and fought and it is finally time for her to go home. We aren't ready to let go of her either, but she has suffered enough. Call her name, run to her and wrap your arms around her when she gets there...

Until we get there...

Love you with all of my heart,



  1. Oh Angie, I am so very sorry. I will be keeping you and your whole family in my thoughts and prayers. Happy Birthday sweet Mark. We still see your beautiful footsteps on this world!

  2. Missing you, sweet boy. Missing you. So sorry your family is enduring more grief. Lord Jesus, carry us.

    You are never forgotten here,

    Cathy in Missouri

  3. I have been thinking about you all month. Every August must feel like a further torment - not that you don't miss Mark just as much every other month of the year.

    He is not forgotten here.

    Cathy in Missouri

  4. Just checking in to see how you are doing. Think of you often ever since hearing about Mark. His pictures are so very sweet. You can tell he was one happy little guy with a family that loved him SO much! I can't imagine the pain of not being able to have him physically near you. But I know you carry him in your heart always.

    I'll continue to keep your family in my prayers and always remember your little guy. My grandson turned two in August and I am scared to death that something could happen to him. These little guys are so fast. I know I am extra cautious because of Mark. I think about him so much and smile and thank him for "nudging me" into being extra extra careful. I never even got to meet Mark, yet I still feel close to him. He sounds like he was such a sweet little guy...and his smile just melts your heart looking at his pictures.

    I hope your pain lessens in time. I can't imagine anything worse than losing a child. I'll continue to check in and pray for you. I wish there is more I could do.