๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง โ€œ๐—ง๐—ช๐—ขโ€ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฌ…๐ŸŽ‚

Oh Theodore, you wouldโ€™ve been TWO today…ย  I remember this moment…ย  I remember being so thrilled that you were โ€œcomfortableโ€ enough on this particular day to lay โ€˜chest to chestโ€™ with mommy; feeling your chest rise and fall with each breath against mine was well worth recruiting someone to help coordinate the process of delicatelyContinue reading “๐—ก๐—ข๐—ง โ€œ๐—ง๐—ช๐—ขโ€ ๐—™๐—”๐—ฅ ๐—”๐—ช๐—”๐—ฌ…๐ŸŽ‚”

…It all begins and end with a kiss ๐Ÿ’‹

Think about it. The first instinct a father has when holding their precious baby is to kiss their cheek… because what feels better than fresh newborn skin pressed against your lips when no words seem significant enough to properly represent your overwhelming amount of love? Those same fathers eventually experience earthly departures, yet that sameContinue reading “…It all begins and end with a kiss ๐Ÿ’‹”

Family Of Five ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ

๐Ž๐ง๐žย ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญย ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญย ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญย ๐ฐ๐š๐ฅ๐ค๐ฌย ๐›๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐๐žย ๐ฆ๐ž… ๐Ž๐ง๐žย ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญย ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญย ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฏ๐žย ๐ญ๐จย ๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐๐žย ๐ฆ๐ž… ๐Ž๐ง๐žย ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐Ÿ๐ž๐œ๐ญย ๐ ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ญย ๐ง๐จ๐ฐย ๐ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌย ๐ข๐ง๐ฌ๐ข๐๐žย ๐ฆ๐ž…ย  Dear Theodore-ย  The gift of your life has brought immeasurable joy, even through the darkest days. The gift of your life has drawn us closer to God, as weโ€™ve realized our own lack of control. The gift of your life has indicated that prayer does not always change circumstances, but it certainlyContinue reading “Family Of Five ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿผ”

1 Year In Heaven…๐Ÿ‘ผ

Tomorrow, April 9, 2020 – My heart broke the same day yours was made whole… And although I miss you more with every beat of my broken heart, Iโ€™d gladly give-up a piece of my heart, to know that God has replaced the missing piece of yours… I hope you know how absolutely, incredibly PERFECTContinue reading “1 Year In Heaven…๐Ÿ‘ผ”

ALIVE IN THE SHADOWS

Happy 1st Birthday, my sweet Theodore. Mommy wanted to do something extra special to honor your beautiful soul; an eternal soul that is still very much alive.  From the day you were born, it was always your soul that touched me more than your body. Even on your birthday, they whisked you away for the first openContinue reading “ALIVE IN THE SHADOWS”

WE LOCKED EYES

The church doors opened, and all I saw was you. Not the friends and family gleaming on either side of the aisle, or even the photographer following us with flashing lights could distract me from your eyes. I felt my Dadโ€™s strong grip around my arm, but it was your misty eyes that remained myContinue reading “WE LOCKED EYES”

CHEEK TO CHEEK

That is how it should still be… your pudgy little cheek pressed up against mine; your wispy blonde hairs tickling my temple as I press in closer and closer to you. Some mornings when itโ€™s extra hard to catch my breath, I even find myself taking the back of my hand and pressing it upContinue reading “CHEEK TO CHEEK”

DADDY’S ARMS

Little did I know that this would be your last picture with Theodore. And the more I stare at it, the more I realize how this final moment with your son perfectly summarized your entire relationship. Theodore always felt safe in his daddy’s arms. And you, Michael Nelson, are the pillar of strength for ourContinue reading “DADDY’S ARMS”

โ€ขโ€ข REALITY โ€ขโ€ข

MK insisted on taking her little brother for a drive today. Never in my wildest dreams did I think โ€˜playtimeโ€™ would look like this… but โ€˜thisโ€™ is our reality. And thatโ€™s the thing about โ€˜realityโ€™ – you canโ€™t hide from it. You can either run from reality, or choose to accept it. Although, trying toContinue reading “โ€ขโ€ข REALITY โ€ขโ€ข”

Surprise Tribute From Community Honoring Theodore R. Nelson

We laid our cherished Theodore Richard Nelson to rest on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020. This global pandemic has got nothinโ€™ on the โ€˜Teddy Bear Warriorโ€™ community! Iโ€™m still speechless from this complete SURPRISE… & Iโ€™m still having a very hard time formulating sentences to express what is in my heart; my heart is simply inContinue reading “Surprise Tribute From Community Honoring Theodore R. Nelson”