Friday, July 22, 2011


"Boys, today is a special day. It's my anniversary. That means it's the day that I married Daddy. It's our anniversary."

"Yeah, but it's not Daddy's, because he died."

"Oh, it's still his too. He's just not here to celebrate it."

"Oh. It's still his, too?"

"Definitely still his."

"Do you know what it means to get married?"

"Ohhhh! It's like that part at the beginning of The Incredibles when he stands at the front of the church and waits for ElastiGirl."

"It is. Just like that. Daddy waited there for me. And I wore a beautiful white dress. I was a bride."

"Mommy, I'm so happy. I'm so glad you married Daddy. I always wanted you to. I like you."

"I like you too, kiddo."

"Can you drive through that puddle? Can you make a big splash?"

"I can."

"Sweet! Hey! Two motorcycles! When I'm a Daddy, I'm going to drive a motorcycle."

"Sounds great, kiddo. Just always wear a helmet."

I taught my boys the word 'anniversary' today.

Maybe Robb is telling our other two children about our anniversary, too.


Kristen said...

This is beautiful. I bet he is, too.

Terry said...

yes for sure tricia..robb is at the house telling those two babies and you know what, i am sure that they are telling HIM that they agree with his little earthly kiddo that they too always wanted you to marry daddy because they too liked you!
i know that the three of you and the three of them will have a happy terry

Jennifer said...

with many tears, i am catching back up on your blog. i can't express how these months of your writing has blessed and encouraged me. and i have little in common with your loss. i just love my family and have learned to not take them for granted. thank you for sharing. i pray for you so often and i'm so sorry for the very hard moments.