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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Adam!

28 years ago today, I gave birth to the most extraordinary little boy!  He was the addition to our family that made it feel complete.  We had received the most precious of gifts, our little girl and now a beautiful boy!

Those of you who follow me, know that we lost Adam to cancer in 1988.  He was a tender age of 4.  Not a day goes by that I do not miss him terribly.  Some are worse than others.  I still long to hold him, and kiss him and tell him that I love him.

Today we celebrate you Adam, their will be all of your favorite foods for dinner tonight.  We are having WAFFLES, Ritz crackers with butter, Nutter Butter cookies, Popcorn, and sliced cheese.  The boys are excited.  Adam Mykal thinks it is cool that we are having your favorite foods, even as he put it if they are not ALL healthy.  I laughed.  Nichole and I are rubbing off on the boy.

So today I reflect, on what his life meant to me, and still does.  He is gone, but he is only gone in body, his spirit resides within me, and my grandsons.  See the cool thing is that, Adam Mykal,  I truly believe was sent to us by Adam Harris.  Nichole found out she was pregnant with him, 9 years ago today!  He brought back joy, and hope to my life that I had lost site of, when I buried Adam.

I have often said here, that Adam Harris would have been my staunchest supporter in this journey to become healthy and strong.  He touched so many lives in his short stay on earth.  I believe that God does have a plan for us, and I know that Adam was here to teach me to be less judgmental and more compassionate of those less fortunate!  He has given me an inner strength that I must tap into often.  When I want to give up, I think back to him fighting his cancer, and all the pain he went through!  If he could do that with little to no complaining, then I damn well will follow that lead.

Happy Birthday my little Bud Ball, I miss you!

Adam age 3 (one month before his diagnosis)


MandaPanda said...

Thinking of you today. I can't imagine how painful it is to lose a child but I believe you're right. He served an important purpose in his short time on Earth and the imprint he left on the lives left behind will never be forgotten. ((HUGS))

Chris said...

Happy birthday to Adam - may you all enjoy the presence of his spirit today (and the favorite foods!)

vickyd said...

Happy Birthday Adam. I think it's wonderful that you celebrate his life by enjoying the things he enjoyed.

Camille said...

Well, now I'm crying in cath lab. What a wonderful tribute. Thank you for sharing this.

Robyn's Nest said...

Happy Birthday to Adam. And a big hug to you.

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Sandy said...

Thinking of you. Lovely post. {{{{HUGS}}}}