Do yourself a favour today......Take a minute to appreciate who and what you have in life. Before you know it, things can change.
Take a moment today to do something for someone you normally wouldn't do. No matter how small the impact is huge.
My brother had one of the biggest hearts around and would be without so that he could help someone.
Today he would have turned 35.
Steven loved when his birthday fell on Friday the 13th.
In his memory today perform one random act of kindness. Help make things better for someone else no matter how small or insignificant you may think that act is, to the recipient it may mean everything.
Take a moment today and hug your loved ones. Call your friend and family, not text as you never know when you may hear their voices again. Life changes quickly and you should remember to be thankful and appreciate who and what you have while you have the chance.
There isn't a day that goes by that my brother isn't in my thoughts or heart. He was my rib, my confidante and best friend. I miss you buddy more than words can convey.
Take a minute today, breathe in the air, hug a loved one, forgive someone, say hi to a stranger, remember all small things can make a difference. This is an important lesson Steven taught my children, myself and others.
Happy birthday buddy, hoping everyone takes a page out of your book today to help celebrate who you were. Love and miss you Steven. Hope the random acts of kindness make Ns a brighter place today for you to see from heaven. Xoxox 💜⚓😟 #brother #bestfriend #birthdayinheaven #missyou
Dear nanny nicholls... today is your first birthday up in heven, your 74 years old..and words cant describe how i miss you so very much. Not a single day goes by... where i dont think of you. This year has been crazy and still on days, when i go to grandads, i forget you wont be there, your chair emty and your shoes still lay in the usual place... i sometimes tell myself your in the bedroom making your bed but sadly i know your not. Wherever you are.. up in those fluffy clouds or sparkly stars.. i hope your hpaving a cheeky gin and tonic and having a wonderful party as we all know you liked a cheeky tipple and a good old party. Today is also dads birthday, i will give him an extra cuddle today, from you, and we will raise a glass to you when we go out later. I love you nanny with all my heart.... untill we meet again... lots of love from your grandaughter christinaxxxx )#birthdaywishes #birthdayinheaven #ilovemynnny #missyou
Your daughter asked me last night, how old you would have been today....
“32,” I answered, tucking her in.
“32! Wow! That’s old! I can’t believe that,” she smiles so big. Then, mischievous as ever... I recognized that look. It’s yours.
“Next year, he will be 33, then!” She squeals! She loves showing off her new kindergarten counting skills.
“And then, 34... 35.... 47... 100!” She whoops and hollers. I’m laughing now.
“Yes, sweet girl! I think you’re right,” I tuck her in again. I know I’ll do it at least three more times before she’ll settle in for the night.
“Mom, can we sing Daddy happy birthday tomorrow?” She’s giggling now, clapping her hands at the thought. “And can I make him something? I reaallly want to make him something!!”
“Of course, little love. Of course you can!”
Her eyes sparkle with excitement.
“But will he be able to hear us sing? And can he even see what I make him?” She wonders sincerely.
I answer with all honesty, what I believe to be true. “I think so, yes.”
“How?” Her eyebrows knit together.
“God gives people special abilities to hear and see and be with the people they love, no matter what,” I smile as I speak. I didn’t used to believe it, but I do now. After all I’ve been through, the things I’ve seen... I actually KNOW to my core, it’s true.
“Even after they die?”
“Yes, even after they die,” my soul smiles.
“Sort of like how I know Daddy Nick is in Heaven but... he’s also in my heart?!” Her eyebrows shoot up at the end of her question, just like yours always used to do. Oh, how I love the little reminders of you.
“YES... Just like that, sweet girl!” I squeeze her tight but she breaks free, throwing her hands in the air!
“That’s great!!” She’s bouncing now. Jittery in anticipation of celebration. “I’m going to tell God that we will do that tomorrow before I fall asleep!”
She burrows into her covers, finally. Content with the plan & the One who will make it possible, the biggest grin on her face. “He will make sure my Dad hears... he will make sure my Dad sees...”
Keep an eye out, today, my love. Pay attention. There’s a world full of pe
Back in May we lost one of my absolute favorite people ever. Today she would have been 97 years old. I didn’t grow up with grandparents so I didn’t quite know I could love someone else’s grandparents like my own. Ryan’s grandma was one of the coolest people ever. She had an impeccable memory and was an amazing story teller. I was so lucky that with my genealogy journey to have several hours just sitting with her asking about her life and her experiences. When she wasn’t doing so well a couple months before she passed on we were able to drive up as a family and spend the day with her. Since I didn’t have grandparents I made it a point to have my kids to spend a lot of time with her when we could. How lucky are they to have great grandparents? She loved me and my kids very much and obviously her own grandson. At her funeral my kids each got one rose from her bouquet and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I made these memorial ornaments so my kids can always remember their great grandma Rita even when they’re in their own houses. I will always wish I would have asked her more but am so grateful for the relationship I did have with her. Happy birthday in heaven Grandma Rita. We love and miss you!