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Trisha and Tyler

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!!

4 thoughts on “Trisha and Tyler

  1. Hi Jennifer,

    What a beautiful post. I am deeply sorry to hear about the loss of your son, Tyler. My best friend lost her son to an inoperable brain tumor as well. He was just 3 years old. So, your post not only touched me, but teared me up while reading it.

    I also like the idea of your post Thankful Thursday. I think that I will start to post a Thankful Thursday entry as well.

    God bless you!

  2. oh Jennifer…I am so sorry for your loss. Your son is so handsome and I am sure he is watching over his mom and is so proud of you.

    I cannot even imagine all you have been going through to lose a child after thirteen years…just wanted to let you know that I am keeping you in my prayers.

  3. Jennifer,

    What a blessing to have a friend who know exactly what you need, exactly when you need it. The luncheon sounds like a beautiful way to honor your precious son’s life.

    Such a kind and loving way to lighten your burden and double your hope!

    Thank you for sharing your heart.

  4. jennifer, i really enjoyed reading your blog – i'm very impressed -itz so beautiful! finally found the one about me – that was fun – & i was very honored by it – but i do have to give God all the credit & glory cuz i believe he gave me the idea of the special tyler luncheon – cuz you & i both know i am not very creative – but it blessed my heart that God could use me to be a blessing to you – hope we can make it even more special next year – who knowz maybe we'll turn it into a tradition so we'll never forget tyler! w/love, your lifelong friend

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