Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This is such a sad time of year for me anymore. I love the gathering of family and friends, but this holiday was always even more special for me because my only child was born that day. Since Thanksgiving isn't a particular day each year, but instead the last Thursday of the month, many a year it was also his Birthday. I always had an extra blessing to be Thankful for as we sat down to the holiday dinner.

The day before Thanksgiving of the year he was born we were invited to my BiL's for Dinner as I was way too big to cook. In fact I had two doctors that year because we moved a month before I was to deliver. They didn't agree on my due date so it could be any day from the 22 to the 26 (he split it with the 24th! ) :)

His first Birthday Party we celebrated on the Day he was born which was two days after Thanksgiving, we celebrated with turkey salad made with the leftover Turkey.:)

His second Birthday was three days before Thanksgiving so we had our big Celebration on Thanksgiving so all the scattered family could be there ( most lived 100 miles away). There he is early that morning, ( top picture) you can see the sun coming in through the dining room window ( not a stain on the wall but a stained glass sun catcher) , The Turkey was bigger than he was!

But he was taken from us a few years ago and now Thanksgiving only brings me heartache. I do still have things to be thankful for, but certainly not as important as the celebration of the birth of my only son.

I shall miss him once again this year at the table, and pray we meet again some day.

Here he is after a very long Day on his second Birthday, Turkey eaten, presents opened, cake wished upon, and sleeping peacefully on a fold out chair in the living room after-wards.

Sleep peacefully my beautiful boy, I am still so very thankful for you!

I wish you all a day with family and friends and time together to be thankful and count all your blessings, large and small!



  1. Thank you for sharing these very beautiful pictures. I am so very sorry to learn this about you, about your son. It must indeed be a incredible tough time.

  2. Hello Kate, I am so sorry for your loss. Holidays can be bittersweet. God bless you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Kate, my heart breaks for you as you struggle through this difficult time. What wonderful photos and stories you have shared with us, and such a precious son. I knew only a little about your boy and that you lost him, but now I understand better what you meant when you said holidays are especially difficult. Thank you for sharing. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Big hugs and blessings to you.

  4. Thank you for sharing pictures and stories about your beautiful little boy. Losing a child is heartbreaking, my sister lost her son at age five about 11 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
    I do believe we will see our loved ones again.
    I think perhaps at this very moment a boy and a dog are happily playing together ,until you meet with them again.

  6. Your little boy is beautiful. I will count my blessings as I spend Thanksgiving with my family. Some times we (I) take things too much for granted and we don't realize what we've got til they are gone. I will be thinking of you and of how precious life is.

  7. Thank you all for your heartfelt comments, I shall count them among my blessings tomorrow and always.

  8. Dear Kate, I am so so VERY sorry for your loss! I can't imagine anything harder than that. And believe me, I have imagined it.
    He is so incredibly beautiful, like an angel, too perfect for this world. I'm sure you'll know the joy of holding him again one day. God bless you!
    ~alisa, with (((tears & hugs)))



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