The Peanut Gallery

Saturday, August 13, 2011

3 Years Old

Saturday, August 13, 2011
Dearest Kennedy,

I can not believe that you would have been 3 years old today. I often times think to myself what you would be like if you were here.....What would be your favorite food? Would you be a tom boy or a little princess? What you would look like? Sadly, I will never know the answers to my questions, but that doesn't stop me from continuing to think about you. We put together a BBQ @ Grammy and Grandpas and invited everyone over. Your Daddy and I wanted to make sure we honored your birthday and have a celebration in your memory.

It wasn't the same without you there. This is the first and not the last birthday we have to celebrate in your absence. We miss you more and more everyday. Your baby brother Collin looks so much like you. He has your attitude and spunk. When he is happy, his face lights up and you can see it in his eyes - it is as if he smiles with his eyes, just as you used to do. We talk to Collin all the time about you. We tell him stories and show him pictures of you often. It is my goal to ensure your memory lives on as long as I do.

Well, I love you and miss you!!!

Happy Birthday Peanut!!!!

Love,
Mommy, Daddy and Collin too!!!

2 comments:

Alexandra Jacobs said...

Hello,
I came across your website and found it very enjoyable. I just had a couple of questions so if you could e-mail me back that would be great!

Nina said...

Hi Stephanie - I have to tell you what an inspiration you are to all Mothers that have lost a child. I stumbled across your blog and fell in love with your family, I cried, laughed, smiled and thought of what an amazing woman you are. I am moving on to Collins Chronicles because I find your blogs so amazing. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I normally don't leave comments but I had to let you know how wonderful I think you are and what a great heart you have to allow us to follow your story!
Thank you again for sharing!

Nina