Thankful Thursday….and today I am thankful for my girlfriend, Trisha. I am also thanking the Lord for Tyler but more about him in a moment. Trisha and I have been friends for over twenty years and that, in itself, is a huge blessing. All kinds of friendships are wonderful but there is something special about a “lifetime” friend – and Trisha is one of those kind of friends.
This past week, Trisha gave a luncheon for me. It was such a special day. She invited several of my friends to her home and we had a yummy brunch but the most beautiful thing about the day was she had the party to honor my son, Tyler. A day set aside to purposefully talk about and share my boy with my friends!!
My (13 year old ) baby, Tyler, was taken home to Heaven exactly 26 months ago today…after an 8-month battle with an inoperable brain tumor. He was, indeed, my baby – the youngest of our three children – and my best buddy. I hope to share more about him in the weeks ahead…..
He would have turned 16 on the 20th of September…and so the luncheon was to honor his life and the amazing blessing I have of being his mom. I suppose any grieving mother can understand how I so deeply fear that Tyler will be forgotten – not on purpose but that time will just gradually steal him from other’s memory (certainly not ours) – and so you can only imagine how wonderful the luncheon was for me. And I am immensely grateful on this, my first, Thankful Thursday!!