Sunday, September 25, 2011


Dylan's first birthday was Friday. He wore his brother's 3 month birthday hat. Below is a side by side of both of them wearing the hat. I think that you can tell that they are brother's, what do you think?

Dear Brendan, Thanks for sharing the hat with your brother, he hated wearing it. You didn't seem to mind. But he tried everything to get it off of his head. Seeing him in the hat made me think of your 3 month birthday. That was a fun night and I am glad that we celebrated. We had the party on Tuesday and on the following Saturday you were in heaven. I am so very very glad that we took the time to celebrate the small things. I wish that we had more time with you, but I am so glad that you are no longer in pain and that you are in heaven with Jesus. We should all be so lucky!

Being your mommy taught me to appreciate the small things. Whenever Dylan wakes up in the middle of the night, I try to imagine how I would feel if I knew that I only got to hold him one more time. I try to imagine how I would act if I knew that he only had weeks to live on this earth. I try to cherish every minute with him just as we tried to with you. I am so thankful that your brother is healthy and happy. I thank God for this gift everyday. I thank him for you, as well. I love you Brendan.

Love, mommy


  1. So cute! Oh and Dylan shares a birthday with my dad I will never for get his Bday then! I love that little guy even if I've never met him. Can't wait to someday meet him and spoil him
    Auntie Alyssa

  2. Wow! If I didn't know better, I'd think that was the same little boy!