Monday, March 09, 2009

I'm back

Sorry to have been MIA the past week. It has been a week of ups and downs.

A week ago Saturday (Feb 28th) my grandson celebrated his first birthday. Britt had a party for him and he was such a good boy. He has such a happy spirit about him.

Here is a picture of Jack with the hedgehog I gave him.

During the party my sister Sam called to say that my step brother had passed away. He was diagnosed with cancer at the beginning of January and lost his battle last week. On Saturday his service was held. Butch was only 8 months older than me and it is the saddest thing to have a life lost at such a young age. When I was about 8 years old my father remarried and he married a woman that had six children...five girls and a boy. Then they had another child, my sister Sam. Before Sam was born my sister Cindy and I lived with my father for a couple of months. Poor Butch was surrounded by 8 sisters!!!

I hope to be able to stay caught up this week with my blogging!

take care,


Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
I'm glad you're back..missed you! The pictures of Jack are so adorable! Looks like he had a grand time at his party.

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your family member. Cancer is such a dreadful disease. I pray that all of his loved ones will find peace and comfort in the days ahead.


Darlene said...

Hi Dawn,

Jack is just adorable and looks like he had a ball at his party.

I am so sorry for the loss of your step brother. It is so difficult when someone so young passes away. I will keep you in my heart and prayers during this difficult time.♥

Debi said...

Oh Dawn, I am so very sorry about loss of your step brother. How very tragic. Your family is in my thoughts.

Looks like Jack had a wonderful time! What an absolute doll baby he is!!! I didn't realize how big your hedgehog was until seeing with Jack. So cute!

~~Vintage Girl At Heart~~ said...

So sad to hear about Butch, so young to have lost his battle.
I am sure he is in Heaven looking down and remembering all of the good times with all of his sisters!
Jack is a sweetie pie!!
Have a blessed week!

Beverly said...

I'm happy to see you here this morning, Dawn. I know it has been tough for you lately. I can't imagine a poor guy having eight sisters around.

Jack is such a cutie.

Tracy said...

Hi, Dawn! I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your step brother. Hope that the love and care of family & friends give you comfort at this time. Such sweet photos of Jack...what a happy little boy he looks. :o) Thinking of you and sending big ((HUGS))

Smilingsal said...

Jack loved that hedgehog AND that cake!

I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I;m so sorry to hear about your loss. Isn't it wonderful to have a happy youngster like Jack around at a time like that? Babies (even toddlers) always make you see how important it is to live each moment to the fullest.

Judi said...

I've missed you but thought you must be very busy with your studies. I'm so sorry for you loss..*Hugs*. This has been a very difficult week for you and for your family. I hope you can be strong...

Jack's birthday party must have been a lot of fun. He is really getting ready for that cakie isn't he. He is so cute. Happy Birthday Jack.

I hope your day today has been a good strong...*hugs*

Lorrie said...

Hi Dawn, I love seeing Jack with his hedgehog!

I'm so sorry to hear about your stepbrother.

I've missed you but I know that you are very very busy these days!

jeanne said...

Hi Dawn, it is late and I never visited all of my blogging friends. I am about to hit the hay but not before I stopped by to see you. Jack about to go after his cake is a hoot.
That hedgehog is alot bigger than it looked in your last photo. I just love it.

Your stepbrother was like my brother. He has five sisters to contend with. I am sorry about his loss Dawn.

Saying goodnight now...Hugs, Jeanne