Sunday, January 10, 2010
These Faces That I Love...
You always kept Uncle B grinning, you crazy kid! Aidan boy!
Sweet Sam-mandoo. I know you miss walking on Uncle B's back!
You learned you art of storytelling from your Uncle. Pretty soon you will rival him!
Uncle B's little bug is growing up into a lovely young lady.
Bryan loved each one too. I am getting ready to publish/bind this year's blog for my parents. I wanted to end with these dear faces. Bryan loved our children. He was the best Uncle ever. I realize anew when I talk with others about their relationships how blessed I was to have a brother who was so involved in his nieces and nephews lives. Bryan's death left a huge hole in my children's lives. But they have been so much better at understanding or at least accepting their grief without bitterness and questions. Ah! To be so childlike and trusting! I pray I will be more like them this year.
I will always ache when "special" times come and go in their future, wishing Bryan were here with us. There were so many big events, celebrations, traditions, and all the simple moments in 2009 that he did not share with us. My heart ached for missing him. But I carried him with me in my heart. So I will end this year (a week late!) with the faces that he and I both love.
Posted by Reilly Fitzpatrick at 8:35 PM