ARD Tree

A friend of Andrew puts up a tree in his honor each year. It is the first tree he puts up. Everything on it symbolizes something in my son’s life. I love this young man for remembering my son.   

To Parents Who Have Lost a Child

Note: I wrote this last month but descovered today that I had not posted it.  Here is my letter to grieving parents. ——- Dear Grieving Patents, Two years ago today my life changed forever. Two years ago last night The Accident happened. It was about 11:45 that five young people died. Amanda, Clint, Eric, Andrew,…

Throwback Thursday – 365 days

It has been two years since my life changed forever. That was a rough day.  God is still good, compassionate, gracious, loving and kind. He has continued to work in my life. I have peace and joy. I smile when I think of my son. He would be glad for that. He brought smiles with…

Batman

Most of the time I have peace and joy.  But… At times … rarely these days … But at times, I feel a deep, aching sorrow over losing my son. A sadness flickers through my being. Usually lasting only a short time. Moments really. And I wonder if I am alone in missing him.  Invariably…

I Won’t Give Up

This video is from August 2012. I was in the audience. I loved watching Andrew dance. This was before he spent a year as a professional dancer and dance major at West Texas A & M University. One of his professors is sending me video from his last dance recital in spring 2013. It was…

TimeHop

TimeHop app was really messing with my emotions Friday. Here is a FB post from two years ago.    Andrew had come home for his last weekend. Ever. Mother’s Day. He would leave that Sunday for his second season of Texas.  He and his younger siblings had fun that evening. They loved playing vinyl albums…

Back of the Headstone

Last week I posted about the front of the headstone. Here is the back.   The back of the headstone tells more of the story of who Andrew was. (To see the front, click here.) Many people put the last name at the top of a headstone. Andrew never went by “Duncan”.  (He did go…

The Headstone – Front Side

There are not many places where families can post pictures of their child’s grave marker and have others comment on how lovely it is. The While We’re Waiting page is one such place. A gal recently asked “How do you decide what to put on a headstone?” Dozens posted comments and pictures showing the diversity…