It’s crazy how subconsciously your body knows when a season is present. Definitely feeling in a funk with the upcoming days approaching of diagnosis day and all that prevailed so quickly from there. I don’t even have to try to think about it. It’s crazy what happens to your mindset. This has certainly rocked us … Read More
This past week we faced another first in our new life without you in our earthly presence… summer camp. As we sent off Isabella to a week of church camp, we were all filled with an overwhelming feat of emotion. More than I imagine the “normal” family to endure. Regardless, it was a week of … Read More
Missing your kissable face today and everyday.
Summer is in full swing with all of the things we used to do with you. We sure miss your precious smile sweet boy.
Some days are harder than others. Today is one of those days.
Another Father’s Day has passed without you. Another day being incomplete in this broken world. With time we are able to slowly see more joy, but when darkness falls reality sets in and the pain of your absence prevails. We miss you every day Tommy💛
It’s hard to imagine this would be your last week of 2nd grade. You were so anxious to get to kindergarten when DIPG struck our lives. I remember it was the first time you showed any signs of sadness with the disease. When the school bus pulled up to pick up Isabella that first day … Read More
Happy late Memorial Day. I thought it would be appropriate to share a few memories of Tommy’s diagnosis and his love for the US Army. While we were at CHOP, a group of soldiers from the Army came to visit him and provided him with an honorary enlistment into the Army. As you can tell … Read More
A little wink. That’s what parents hope to receive from their children who have left them too soon. It’s an indication that their child is okay. That they are still with them. And, most important, that they will see them again. Amanda Ruddy gets those winks from her son, Tommy, who passed away after a … Read More
This week brings another hard milestone without your presence, Isabella’s birthday. Hard to believe she’s turning 11 already and you’d be 8 by now! Gosh that seems so strange to think of you here at 8. We definitely miss your sweet smile and your silly ways that made every birthday even more special for your … Read More