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4 Years Later, I Wonder What You Were Thinking

4 years today you took your last breath here but you went Home little buddy… Mr. Stinky… our very loved son, Mr. Parker! We went to bed this very night uttering the words “Did this really happen?”.

Every year we will commemorate you and Brisan. The same and similar words will be written and changed around some but ultimately they will have the same meaning… we are grieving and saddened that your life on earth was less than others. It is vey selfish of us to feel that way but I know you and Brisan are in a much better place that is promised to us (all of us). It is just hard to understand due to our earthly thinking.  We miss you.

I always wondered “What were you thinking?”. You both had this look in your eyes that were so “deep” with meaning… so intriguing. We just relished the moments accepting what they were but “what if” you could tell us more what you were thinking? How did you guys feel? What did you worry about? What were things you really liked when me and mom were guessing what you wanted?  What were your early dreams? What sports would you have played? What activities would you like to be apart of? The list really goes on and on….

Parker Thinking

No words or actions can ever be enough to relieve pain associated with the experience of losing you and Brisan. What a blessing to be able to be your parents… your dad.. .your earthly father.

Below is Parker getting “excited” at our old house. Such a ham-hock! Miss you guys!

I Love you. Words that mean more than all eight characters could ever convey.

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Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run into it and are safe.

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13 Years Old Mr. Stinky!

Happy 13th Birthday, Parker! Every year we get to learn a little more about ourselves and what emotions pass through when it comes to your birthday. So many memories and so many “what if's” continually run through our minds as to which what life would be like with you and Brisan here.

You are missed beyond what words can describe and we fall short of accurately describing how we really feel. You and Brisan were so joyful and full of awesome happiness. We saw it in your eyes, your laughs, and your hugs.

I remember that smile that was full of orneriness and care free attitude…. just like little kids should be when growing up.

I Love You.

Have a heck of a party today! 

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3 Years Mr. Parker!!!

3 years ago today Parker you were called Home to be with your big bro and partner in crime, Brisan. This is such an intense month with celebrating your birthday, your Homecoming, and then laying you to rest. It seems just like yesterday. 🙁

Parker :(

I remember back in 2009 when we went to Florida for our Make-a-Wish trip for Brisan and you…. you guys played on Daytona Beach! You enjoyed it so much with sand in your mouth and all over your face! Brisan decided to do the smart thing and fall asleep in the chair in the shade. 🙂 We just couldn't fathom how precious the memories would be during this time. We Love You!

You played with so much “joy” and your heart was so full.

2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

John 14:2-4 NIV

 

The boys at the start of a bath in July 2010. Parker was being a stinker with “Heyyyyyy”, Duncan being cute as a button and Brisan doing his “thang” looking gangsta with the Palm Tree hanging out of his mouth. Parker was so full of “personality” as they all 3 were. It was such an honor to be their earthly parents! Miss you guys! There are no words to describe the void that this has put into our hearts & lives forever.

Mom & Dad miss you.

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Happy 12th Birthday Parker in Heaven!

Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Parker… Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu!

Mr. Stinky… you'd be 12 years old today! Super exciting but we still can't fathom that you or Brisan are not physically here to celebrate. To be able to wrap our minds around this great void that took place when you were both called Home, is quite the journey, Son. We know that you are having one heck of a party up there!

Whoop Whoop.

Me and Mom miss you dearly with all your little grunts and feistiness! We often allow our minds to wonder what life would be like if NPC wasn't apart of our life story such as what would be things you'd be interested in, sports, and the identity that every child takes on during these years.

We LOVE YOU. Happy Birthday Mr. Stinky!

Party on!

(Watch the first 30 seconds or so. Duncan… such a funny kid!)

 

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2 Years Today Mr. Stinky

Oh Mr. Stinky! It's been 2 years since you were called home…. to be reunited with the promise of eternity of no more suffering and to be with your partner in crime Brisan!

Live like a King, Mr. Stinky! 

King Parker at GKTW village

With just celebrating your birthday a few weeks ago, the looming day of today is very burdensome for so many that loved you and Brisan. Me and mom have had a difficult time grieving in your physical presence being absent; this goes for Brisan as well.

Your precious dimples and award winning smile are so gratefully missed.

You put a “bookend” on this part of our families life story when your time was called at 1:55 pm in the early afternoon hours. It was so difficult to sing “Jesus loves me… this I know” while you were leaving here. Your were so peaceful looking in the midst of your body giving away from all the years of devastation by NPC.

We LOVE YOU.

Here is Parker's balloon release from Graveside.

(30 seconds in)

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Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21

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Happy 11th Birthday Parker!

Parker in Florida 2009
Today, January 8, 2017, we celebrate you Mr. Parker… AKA Mr. Stinky!

It would be your 11th Birthday today big guy. How's the party going up there?!?!?!

We love and miss you so very much!

For being your birthday in the month of January, there sure is a lot that happened this month in our lives. You came into this world in 2008 and went “home” in 2015. Although physically you are not here, it seems to amplify your passing even more sharing that commonality of your birth month with your passing.

We find ourselves wanting to give you a big hug, kisses and just love on you and Brisan.

That feeling never stops.

2 Years?

Coming up on 2 years on the 23rd this month when you joined Brisan on the “ultimate vacation package”, it reminds us how surreal the thought of knowing you and Brisan are in Heaven throwing down with Jesus! It gives us a reminder of the promises we have been given to not lose faith. There is no more suffering from Niemann-Pick Type C and all the rotten stuff that came along with NPC that abbreviated your lives on earth.

Me and mom frequently feel that same shock that you two are no longer physically here. You both left lasting impressions in our hearts and minds.

I am honestly having a super hard time writing all the things I want to write for this.

 

Let's Sing Happy Birthday to Parker today!

This video is a small clip from 1-10-2009. I love the picture at the end because it is sort of a “Celebration move” to cap it off! 

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Here is to a great day celebrating with your bro and partner in crime!

Love,

Dad, Mom, Duncan, Rubee

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