Today is a special day…a very special day as it is my son’s 34th birthday. It is his second birthday in Heaven. If you have read previous posts here or followed my old blog, you know the Doctors didn’t think he would live to see 30. But he did. He really showed all of us that the doctors are not in control but God is. He determines our days.
He was a traveling man. In fact, he called himself that when he was younger. This photo was taken when he was almost 3. This was his first cruise and his 3rd birthday was celebrated on this ship. Of course I packed presents! On the first night when it was time for every passenger to meet the Captain, he refused to hand me his little stuffed dog. The captain shook the dog’s paw. Why not?!
He loved the birthday cake that was presented but especially loved the passengers singing Happy Birthday. He was thrilled and sang along with them. He loved to sing.
Today we celebrate his birthday. He taught me so much while on earth and is still teaching me from Heaven. My faith has become stronger. My determination has grown (if you know me you would think “no way, you cannot become more determined”). I really STOP to smell the roses. I run MY own race as he ran HIS own race. My heart is open and that is a very good thing.
Today we toast you J.W. You loved to travel and you my sweet pea have taken a journey that we have yet to take. You traveled to Heaven and it is comforting to know that when I (we) arrive, your smiling face will be there to welcome your mama and BDD. We love and miss you but your presence is with us and I am very thankful for that. Thank you for always opening my eyes. That was your biggest gift. I love you.
XOXO from your Mama and Big Daddy Dawg