Sunday, June 17, 2007

6 years ago today

Its so hard for me to believe that my world changed so much 6 years ago. It was Father's Day 2001 and I was 20 weeks pregnant with my first child. Without going in to too much detail, I'll say that my son, Tyler Anthony was born at 5:17pm on June 17, 2001. He passed away during birth but would not have been able to survive at that gestation anyway. Losing him was a very difficult thing for my husband and I. Even though its been 6 years (and two healthy rug rats later!), sometimes it still feels so fresh to me. Today it really hit me. Its Father's Day just as it was then. When DH gets home from golfing we're going to take the kids out to release balloons for Tyler just as we do every year. This year we're going to send one up to my grandma too. I'm sure missing both of them a lot.

The happy part is that 5 years ago today I was anxiously awaiting the birth of my second child, my daughter, Caitrin. In just one short week she will be 5 years old. It hardly seems possible that she could be turning 5. I still picture her at a few weeks old. Why do they grow up so fast?? I don't have any newborn layouts uploaded (heck, most of those were paper scrapped!) but here she is at 10 days old... so tiny and sweet!

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Well, my little guy fell asleep on my lap so I need to put him down... I'll be back! LOL

8 comments:

joannknnrd said...

Isn't it funny how we can remember every single tiny detail after a loss. {{{hugs}}}. I'll be on the lookout for your grab bag too!

Gotta Pixel said...

Aww--I am sorry that you have such bittersweet memories of this day. (((HUGS))) to you today.

Brandy said...

beautiful page. i'm sorry for your loss. I hope everyone enjoys releasing the balloons today!

Laura said...

I'm so sorry to read about your loss. I love that you release balloons to remember each year.

Thanks for the sneak peek on your grab bag.

lukasmummy said...

(((((hugs))))) Sherri I totally understand how you are feeling, that's such a sweet gesture with the baloons I did that for what would have been Leo's 1st Birthday

Jamie aka scrapaholic said...

I am so sorry for your loss and on this day of all days. I love the idea of releasing ballons for loved ones that has passed on though!! Thank is such a great idea!! I will be thinking of you and your family for the next few days!!

Sharon said...

I am so sorry for your loss Sherry. It is one of the hardest things I have ever had to go through. We are coming up to our 3rd anniversary....wow it seems so long ago yet like yesterday. I really hope your day was as you wanted it to be {{{HUGS}}}

Purple Princess said...

Oh, I can only imagine how difficult that must be. {{BIG HUGS}} for your whole family.