Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Thank you

I have been overwhelmed by the number of emails I have received with kind thoughts and loving gestures. I will try to reply to each of you individually, but it may take me some time. It is difficult to type while crying...the letters keep blurring all together and the snot clogs up the keyboard (sorry...a lame attempt at humor). I'm just going to take some time to myself for now. But I wanted you to know that we appreciate the love and caring you have sent to us and we hold you all close in our hearts today and every day.

If you would, please send some love to Alex tomorrow, May 11th, his first angel day. It is so complicated to explain how we are feeling right now about him. It seems like so long ago...yet it seems like yesterday...that we had to say goodbye to him. We miss him so much. But now we know he is not alone wherever he is. We will bury Travis on Friday morning at 10:30am. If you would, just think a thought for him at that time so that he has as much love as it takes to get wherever he is going...even if it is without us.

We love you all.

10 comments:

R said...

We love you, too. I wish I could give you a ginormous hug and cry with you.

Kathy McC said...

Thinking of you and your boys today and always. (((hugs)))

Julie said...

Cathy, don't try to thank us, there is really no need. I think we all know that if the roles were reversed, you would be right there for us too. I am sending tons of love to you and your family, and thinking of Alex for his first birthday tomorrow. I will light a candle for him, and I will light one for Travis on Friday. I so wish I could do more..... ((hugs))

Laura said...

So much love to you and ALL your boys. Catherine, I just can't stop thinking about you. Please know that my heart is with you today and tomorrow and Friday and always. I've told you that you're an inspiration to me and that hasn't changed. (((hugs))))

Laura said...

I will be thinking of you and your family tomorrow for Alex's angel day. I am so sorry that you are going through this. I am continually keeping you and your family in my thoughts. (((((((((HUGS)))))))))))

the ockers said...

much love to you and Steve and Sam on Alex's 1st angel day and safe travels Travis. I will light one candle on the 11th for Alex and another on the 12th for Travis. May your two beautiful boys rest in peace.

Sarah said...

Alex will be in my thoughts tomorrow, and Travis on Friday... and you on both days... (and probably many others). Don't worry about having to thank everyone if it seems like too big of a task. You are always willing to offer support when others (me!) need it, so this is just a step towards returning a little support. Hugs,

nita said...

I have some pretty good friends where the boy is headed ... I'll call ahead and ask him to smooth things for Travis and keep an eye on Alex.

I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how you must feel but I hope the white light sent by one stranger can help in any small way.

msfitzita said...

I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of Alex today, on his first angel day, and sending love to him and you.

I don't quite know what prayers do or don't do anymore, but I will say one for Travis tomorrow, and send him love for his journey.

Thinking of you...

Megan said...

I continue to think of you daily. The pain you've suffered as a family is unimaginable, and my heart continues to ache. Please know that it doesn't matter if I ever see your face or ever speak to you in person...I consider you a friend. And if I could take even an ounce of your pain away, I would! I posted this on the board, but I don't think you'll see it. OH Megan