Yep- definitely a favorite treasure as you can tell by the “wear and tear”…this picture stays posted above my desk and has been with me alot. Tyler dreamed of opening his own restaurant one day and was a HUGE fan of Emeril. He and I took a trip to Orlando just a couple months after he was diagnosed – one of the greatest memories of my life. Just he and I…..travelling to his sister’s house. It was wonderful. In this photo, we are having dinner at Emeril’s Tchoup Chop. Tyler was so happy and having the time of his life!! Although this photo already shows the effects of his treatments/steroids….I see genuine contentment and love of life when I look at him here!! I love that boy!!
Let me just say…this morning was free pastry day at Starbucks! woo hoo…start your day with a Starbucks latte AND a free coffee cake to go with it – you know the day has to be good!! I found the coupon for free pastry day at 5dollardinners…have you seen this blog? Love it. Recipes, tips and goodies…and coupons!
Now on to my original though for a post – I got a little carried away there. Last night I attended a small concert by Alan Pedersen. What a nice evening. Alan’s 18year old daughter died in a car accident back in 2001 and since then he has been writing songs that help him express his heart during the grief journey. And his songs really express the heart of any grieving parent. He plays the guitar and his songs are so mellow…it really was a special night.
He is currently traveling the entire United States doing concerts for conventions and other large gatherings but he really has a heart for grief support groups..especially the smaller ones. His cds would make a special gift for any grieving parent. I know that I am certainly not a poet and definitely not a songwriter but what a gift to have “your exact thoughts” written out and expressed so beautifully.
After the concert – and listening to a cd in the car this morning – I’ve spent alot of time today thinking about Tyler…..guess I was right, it is a beautiful Tuesday!!
Oh – let me just share a favorite photo……