Saturday, March 19, 2011

Today we went and visited Daddy's grave.  We havent been there for awhile because of Skyler's diagnoses so it was great to be able to go today.  Skyler said he had to get him red flowers because that is his and Daddy's favorite color.  Skyler still talks about him all the time and how much he misses him.  There was a time before Skyler was diagnosed that he stopped talking about him except for saying that he didnt want to die like Daddy, but now since being home he mentions how much  he misses him and how much he loves him all the time.  At least every other day.  I dont know what brought this on because I have been focusing so much on Skyler that I havent been talking about him lately like I did.  I like to think though that when Skyler was sedated for so long that him and Daddy were catching up.  Its crazy how much Skyler is like his father.  There are so many little things he does just like Ben did that I know he didnt get from me.  I know its hard on him that he doesnt have his daddy around, but I think its special that his dad is now his guardian angel.


Cristina said...

This brought tears to my eyes. Skyler is such an amazing little boy. I know his loving daddy is watching and guarding over him. Crystal, thank you so much for sharing your life with us as it strengthens many testimonies.... God bless you both!

M-Cat said...

I've been reading you for awhile and keeping tabs on Skyler's progress. I'm a friend of Kristin Torres.

This post brought tears to my eyes, since my husband and I are raising my granddaughter after her mother (my former DIL) killed herself Christmas Eve.

I'm sure you have already heard of this book "The Grieving Child" by Helen Fitzgerald, but I am reading it now and finding it so helpful is figuring out how to help our little Chloee. If you haven't already read it, you might find it helpful as well.

Hugs and prayers for both you and Skyler, with hope for continued good progress.


Anonymous said...

Crystal,, you have been through so much in such a short amount of time,, your bravery astounds me, thank you for sharing such touching pictures.

zach's mom

Briana said...

what a sweet, sweet post. i also have tears in my eyes. what a sweet, strong family you are. you guys are constantly in our prayers!

thanks again for coming on saturday! it was so great to see you guys!

Kristin said...


Your post really touched me today. I believe with all my heart that is exactly why Skyler is talking about his Dad. What a comfort it is to know he had his Dad from the other side of the veil comforting him in his most difficult hour.