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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

November 25 2008

Today would have been Theodore's 16th Birthday.

I still get bills for some of his medical care; one in particular keeps getting larger each time I receive it. Every time I call the billing company they tell me it was an error and we have a zero balance on our account.

Somewhere a tree was planted in Theodore's honor; I can't imagine that it would be able to sit still. I recall how he used to sneak up to the lectern and start talking into the microphone. He especially liked to run to the lectern as soon as i went into the confessional.

Speaking of confessionals....

I had a dream about Theodore several weeks ago early one morning. In my dream, Theodore was in church along with the rest of the family. I was standing in line for confession, and Theodore was running around greeting all the people who were present. From somewhere he pulled a tray of donuts, which he began offering to all the people. He ran into the sacristy with his donuts, laughing all the way. In my dream, I started to laugh but ended up crying.

I told my wife about my dream when I left for work, and she had a dream about Theodore afterwards. She dreamed that Theodore told her he was happy where he was.



The look on the face of Henry V after he lay the child in the cart always gets me; hardly a day goes by without me having a flashback of Theodore's death and my failed attempt to resuscitate him.

5 comments:

Bridget said...

I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

I bet Theodore is celebrating a very blessed and happy birthday in Heaven today. I have no doubt.

Well, I will never forget Theodore's birthday again. Today is our wedding anniversary.

JeniR said...

Happy birthday Saint Theodore!!!

God bless you and your family. You continue to inspire us. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and I don't think I would want to. You are truly so full of God's love and have helped to teach us what it means to truly love ones children and how to be a good family.

antonia said...

:-(

my sincerest condolances again. This is indeed an extremly heavy cross to carry. May Theodore be up in Heaven praying for blessings & peace for you and your family.

With love & prayers

-x-

Bobbi Sheahan said...

I am trying to type and cry at the same time. A friend whose sister knows your family directed me to your site because I have a child on the autism spectrum. What a privilege to get a peek into your beautiful family and your heart, and what a heart-rending time this must be for you. Your family is added to our daily prayers.
Blessings
Bobbi Sheahan

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