Wednesday, February 27, 2013


Brief was the time we had to get to know each other.  I came to know you through your movement.  You came to know me through my heartbeat, warmth and protection.  I wish there were more memories I shared with you.  I wish I had the time to know what your personality would have been like.  I wish I at least had some photos to look back on and remember you by, but those are all just wishes.  Even with all that has left me wishing, you have fulfilled me and our family in so many ways.  You were able to help others show us their inner genuinely caring, kind, loving they could be.  Your Daddy & I were really close as it was, but you lifted us up to another level.  You helped us glimpse into how precious, brief, sacred life could be.  And you prepared us for a journey we would be taking with your little brother, Lincoln.  We have felt how life can be truly hard.  What makes life hard?  It's not the lack of money to buy all these worldly things, it's not the inability of having fame or not being the best looking.  It's losing's losing life, that's what makes life hard.  But.... that too is brief.  Being without you may feel like an eternity, but I know that it is just for a moment in time.  I know I will have all of those things I've wished for with you.  And that little bit of knowledge is what makes my heart not hurt so much. I'm strong enough to overlook some big, meaningful things with you for now, because I know I will have those opportunities someday.    
How proud I am of you.  You must be one special little boy to be needed in Heaven so dearly.  I can't wait for the day that all the pieces of the puzzle fall together and we can clearly see the plan Heavenly Father had for us, for you.  For now could you do me a favor?  Could you look down on your siblings and help guide them through this earthly life?  Please know I think of you often, I'm sure you do.  Mommy & Daddy love you so.  Rest now, my Angel.

We weren't able to make it to your grave today.  Instead, we gathered some balloons and sent them up to you in Heaven!

Grandma Skeem and Aunt Amanda were kind enough to go visit your grave. They left a few things for you. One is a dragonfly. Dragonflies often represent freedom, they can also represent maturity. Too wise for this world, so you are now enjoying all the freedoms of Heaven. The other gift they left was a light. You are a light to our family. You continue to be a beacon of light while all other lights grow dim. Love you baby boy! Thanks Mom and Amanda!

Monday, February 18, 2013

President's Day Tournament

We got away for a weekend in sunny St. George. We needed it!  The sun felt so good and I think we even came back with a little tan.  Oh, sorry.... I got a little caught up and I was just daydreaming.  We did have a reason to go though.  Scottie kicked off his baseball season by winning his divisions championship in the tournament.  He's on a new team once again so I'd say it was a good way to get it going.

And at one of the mom's requests, this was just for fun:

Friday, February 15, 2013

Lub Dub....

The sound of a heart beating.  It is a very pretty sound.  I think because it has so much meaning.  The sound means there's life, and hopefully love.  I had plenty of people to love on for Valentine's Day and many people who loved on me!

Monday, February 11, 2013


Scottie has been thoroughly enjoying this basketball season. It's the second year they've played together and they're definitely finding they're groove.  Basketball is his favorite sport, for now.  Keep practicing buddy and all your basketball dreams will come true!!