Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Happy happy, wherever you are



Today would have been our son Kevin's 42nd birthday. He's not with us any longer, except in our hearts. The grouping above is something that daughter AP3 did of Kevin's favorite things.

You can read about Kevin in happier days here: That Kevin.

Or how we lost him here:
My son, my son.

Happy birthday Kevin, you fun and funny boy.

19 comments:

Christine said...

I am going to be 42 next month. I guess your son and I were probably in the same grades through school. It is nice to remember the happy times and the blessing a person was even if they are no longer with us. I love the poster your daughter made. I think I would have liked him.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kevin.

Both stories you linked to sure did touch me.

Gretchen said...

ack. wrong account.

Like I said, both stories - the funny and sad - touched me.

lime said...

much love to you on this day, tlp. that collage certainly tells of a good sense of humor and your other posts do touch deeply. hugs...much peace to you.

the amoeba said...

Lost a cousin this way. Another shot and missed. They put him back together. Kinda. Lost the brother. Fundamental disagreement with a stone wall on a motorcycle. Clear road, clear day.

Hugs.

You might wish to have a word with the person who put the B-o-r-i-n-g up on your header. Anything but.

the amoeba said...

Lost a cousin this way. Another shot and missed. They put him back together. Kinda. Lost the brother. Fundamental disagreement with a stone wall on a motorcycle. Clear road, clear day.

Hugs.

You might wish to have a word with the person who put the B-o-r-i-n-g up on your header. Anything but.

actonbell said...

{{{TLP}}}

goldennib said...

Happy Birthday, Kevin. TLP I'm sorry for your loss.

Peter said...

May we please join you in wishing Kevin a Happy Happy Lucy.

kenju said...

Oh, Lucy, how sad. Today is mr. kenju's birthday too. I am so sorry for your loss.

Margaret said...

Dear Lucy,I know and understand the loss you feel. My son's birthday is coming up on 3rd Feb.
The photos reflected much love and memories of happier times I am sure.
Hugs and special thoughts to you and your family.
Margaret

Doug said...

I'll toast Kevin, too. The brother I never met and I could have done "Slowly, I turn. Step by step. Inch by inch..." today.

neva said...

my oldest "boy" just turned 26 on Monday. i can't begin to imagine the pain you must feel, but i know what it is to have someone you love SO dearly underfoot. and after reading your amazing words, i suddenly appreciate the fact that my "somebody" continues to be under MY feet, even as we try to push him out the door.

for a mother to experience the loss of one of a child is heart-wrenching... i am so sorry to know this happened to such an amazing, warm, and quite frankly, one of the most wonderful "virtual" friends i have. and i'm GLAD to know you're so very blessed to have those special daughters of yours to help fill that void. xox

Fred said...

A toast to Kevin.

Monica said...

Thank you for making the ultimate choice at the hardest part in your life. My dad received a heart transplant from a 16 year old boy. It gave me and him the best 7 years I could have asked for.
Happy Birthday Kevin.

AP3 said...

Like I said, I was cranky in his honor. I still miss him!

Bela said...

That post of yours made me cry again. You wrote so beautifully about your son!

Lucy said...

Your writing always touches me TLP. Though i love the funny ones - nothing compares to this. .

quilldancer said...

Your stories made me cry. I am grieving with you.