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12/25/06 - My precious, precious little baby. You are so tough and so brave and suffered so long and hard just to stay with your mamma. Your precious little feather kisses will no longer brush my face, waking me gently from my sleep during the night just simply saying you love me. And I will never again wake from sleep to see your big, beautiful eyes looking down at me or see the smile on your face as I talk to you, whether it be day or night. You suffered so much pain and sickness, with no complaint, for so long, and all you ever asked was to stay close to your mamma, whether in her arms or laying close beside her and watching her. Rest in peace, my precious baby, and know that even though you would not want to see your mamma hurting and crying, her heart is broken and will not mend nor all of the tears stop until we are back together, never to be parted ever again nor suffer any pain or heartache. I love you, my precious, precious little baby. I know you stayed as long as you possibly could, suffering as you certainly didn't deserve to suffer but fighting so very hard to stay with your mamma as long as you possibly could, but I would love to have just one more day, or one more hour, or even five minutes with you being free of your pain and suffering and able to smile at me with that little twinkle in your beautiful eyes as I talk to you and hold you in my arms and feel your sweet little head up under my chin, so loving and soft, and tell you and try to show you how very much I love you. Rest in peace, my brave little warrior, and enjoy being with your brother as babies again until we are all together once more. I pray that you know how much love, joy and happiness you brought into my life during the oh so short time we were together. It is hard to imagine that it will be so much better when we all meet at the Bridge and cross it together, the four of us never to be parted again. Until that time comes, though, my precious, brave little baby, just know that I love you and miss you with all my heart and soul.

10/10/06 - It has been two years, my sweet baby, since you left my arms and went to the Bridge. It doesn't seem possible that it has been that long, as I can still feel you here with me every day. I miss your bright, smiling eyes and your sweet little kisses and the way you used to talk to me when I would talk to you. We had some great conversations, didn't we, baby. But, now, the leaves are turning, again, for me and you're not here to watch them fall with me. The seasons never change but that I think of how we used to stand in the door and watch the trees either getting their leaves or losing them, the beautiful sun or snow or the wet, nasty rain and storms. We didn't talk about the storms much, because you were afraid of them. And I don't like the rain, either. I miss you so much, my sweet little baby. Just continue to watch us, as I know you have been, until it is our turn to meet you and Peppy at the Bridge to be together forever without any pain or suffering or worrying or working, just love, kindness and togetherness. I love you, my precious little one, and will for eternity.

10/10/07 - My precious little Poppy, how I miss you every day. I can't believe it has been three long years since I last held you in my arms, right to the hour, even. It is beginning to be fall, now, with the leaves turning and falling outside. Every time I look or go outside, I think of you and how we used to watch the trees fill out with leaves and, then, watch those leaves turn and fall right off, again. It's just almost unbelievable that you're not right here with me on the deck, which you never got to see, out the front door, out the back door, everywhere. I miss you as much as ever, my baby, but I know you're at peace, you did all you could while you were here with me, now, it's up to me to make it to the Bridge to be with you. And I'm really trying hard. Every day, the challenges get stronger, but I know you're watching me while you play and rest and enjoy the peace and happiness you so richly deserve and that I couldn't give you. Just keep peaking in on me and please don't forget me. That is my greatest fear, you not being there when it's my turn to go to the Bridge, because you have forgotten me. Please don't. Oh, I know you won't. How could I ever think that. I love you, my baby, with all the heart I have left after you and your brother left me. Someday soon, we will all be back together, never more to part. Until then, just know I love you and always will.

05/01/08 - Happy Birthday, my precious baby. You are my brave little boy who always felt second best. That was never true, my baby. I loved you from the first day I saw you on that sunny Sunday morning twenty years ago. You were always my little imp, getting into everything and looking like you couldn't possibly have done anything. I love you so much and miss you every day. I hope you and Peppy are having a great big birthday party with all your friends and that you'll look down at your mamma and let her know you are happy and waiting for her. Keep smiling, my baby. As long as you smile, I can, too. I love you.

10/10/08 - My precious, brave little boy, I can't believe it's been 4 years since you had to leave my arms and go to the Bridge. I remember it like it was yesterday. I feel you in my arms, watch you as you take your last breath, then, peacefully go to be with Peppy and your mother. You were gone and my arms and my heart were empty. Now, four years later, my arms are still empty and my heart still aches. Things will never be the same, my baby. I know that you are watching over me, as you always did, but don't let my pain take anything away from your peace. You more than earned it while you were here, fighting your grief over Peppy leaving us and going to the Bridge ahead of you so that you could be by my side and help me every day. I was so blessed to have had the both of you with me and am so broken, now. But you don't worry about me. I'll do the best I can until it's time for us to be together again, my baby. Just know how very much I love you and have always loved you and will until we are together again, never to be parted. So, go play, take your afternoon naps and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings and enjoy the peace you so bravely earned. Just continue to keep an eye on your mamma and keep her out of trouble. I love you, my baby, and miss you every day.

05/01/09 - Happy Birthday, my precious little boy. Today, in the human world, you would have become a man. It's hard to believe that it's been 21 years since we found you and your little brothers and your mother in that box, squealing and squirming around and your mother looking at us with such pride in her accomplishment. That was the beginning of our wonderful family and the day you entered my heart, never to leave. With your birthday comes all the wishes for everything wonderful you ever wished for from the one who loved you with all her heart. Have a wonderful day and know that I still love and miss you and will until we meet, again.

10/10/09 - Here we are, another year later, my precious. My, how the time does fly. I know my moments are just specks for you at the Bridge, but I know you know what I mean when I say every moment without you sharing it with me is a lost moment. Life has not been the same since you had to give up your courageous fight and go be with Peppy. I will never forget how you fought to stay with me, because you knew it would completely break my heart when you left. And you were right. But I look forward to the day we can all be together, once again, knowing that we will never be parted. What a wonderful feeling that will be. Until then, my sweet baby, enjoy your life with Peppy and all the ones who have gone on before you, make new friends, play and have a great time, but always keep one eye on your momma and be ready to meet me whenever it's my time to be with you, once again. Until then, just know how very much I love and miss you, my sweet, sweet baby.

10/10/10 - It doesn't seem possible that it's been six years since you had to leave Mamma and go to the Bridge with Peppy. I miss you boys so very much every day. I pray you are happy and enjoying each day and keeping an eye on Mamma. Thinking of you gives me the strength to do many things each day that would otherwise be much harder. I miss you, my baby, and think of our time looking outside and watching the leaves come on the trees in the spring and turn beautiful colors in the fall and fall off in winter. It gives me comfort to look at those trees that we used to look at together. I love you, my baby, and some day you will meet me at the Bridge and we can watch those trees change for eternity. My heart still aches and I love you and miss you every day!

05/01/11 - Happy Birthday, my baby. My sweet little Poppy, with those big beautiful eyes and that smile on your face, no matter how bad you felt, I hope you have a wonderful day and remember, as I do, all the wonderful birthdays we celebrated together. I will celebrate your birthday with an ache in my heart, but with a smile on my face, because I know we will, one day, celebrate them for eternity, together. Happy Birthday, my baby.

10/11/11 - Another year has passed since you had to leave me and go to the Bridge. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and love you just as much as the day you left. The peace and love you are enjoying now will be complete on the day we are reunited forever. Until then, my baby, just remember I love you and keep a watch for me. I will always love you.

05/01/12 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BABY! I hope my brave, sweet little boy is having a wonderful time with Peppy and all the others who have joined you at the Bridge. The time is growing closer for us to be reunited again, this time never to part, where you can keep me out of mischief, as I used to do for you. I love you, my sweet one.

10/10/12 - Hi, my sweet baby. I can't believe it's been 8 years since I last held you in my arms and whispered in your ear as you left me to join Peppy at the Bridge. I know you were so glad to see him, but my heart broke as you left, as it still breaks today. I know you have found peace and are having a good time with Peppy and the others. Just keep a watch for your mama and be there to meet me when it's time for me to join you guys. I love you and miss you every day.

05/01/13 - My sweet, brave little boy. Happy Birthday on this one of the happiest days of my life 25 years ago. My heart still breaks at losing you, but I know we will be together again, soon, and all the heartache will end. I love you, Baby!

10/10/13 - My sweet little baby, I can't believe it's been 10 years since you left my arms and went to the Bridge to be with Peppy. That is my one consolation, you are with Peppy who loved you as much as I did. Be patient, my baby, and keep an eye on your loved ones left behind, especially your mamma, who loves and misses you.

12/25/13 - Merry Christmas, my precious little warrior. I hope you and Peppy and all your friends are having a great Christmas day and are watching over Momma to make sure she is having a good day, too. I love you, precious. You are always in my heart and mind.

05/01/14 - Happy birthday, my precious little baby. It has been so long since we were able to celebrate this special day together, but just remember that you are always in my heart and we will always celebrate together, even though we are apart right now. That won't always be true, so watch over Momma until we can celebrate together, again. I love you!

10/10/14 - Another anniversary, Baby. I can't believe it's been ten years since I held you in my arms and told you how much I love you and it's okay to go be with Peppy. Really, it wasn't okay, but I knew you were so tired and that we would be reunited one day, never more to be parted. Until that time, Baby, know how much I love you now and always.

05/01/15 - Happy birthday, my sweet little angel. I miss you so much, but you are always with me in my heart. Have fun and keep an eye on Momma every now and then.

10/10/15 - My precious baby, another year has passed. I pray you are happy and are having a good time with Peppy and all your new friends. Your Momma still loves and misses you, but as time passes so fast, we will be together again real soon. Until then, enjoy yourself and keep an eye out for us to reach the Bridge.

12/25/15 - Merry Christmas, my sweet baby. I hope you have a good day and I know you will be watching over us as we go through our day. Just remember, I will always love you.

05/01/16 - Happy Birthday, my sweetie. I hope your day is just as special as you are and that you are watching and feeling just how much I love and miss you. I will always love you, precious.

10/10/16 - My baby, another year has passed and my heart is still with you. I can only believe you are happy and enjoying every day, while still waiting and watching for us to arrive to be with you forever. Until then, just know how much I love you.

12/25/16 - Merry Christmas, my precious little Poppy. You will be with us in our hearts, and I suspect, watching us from the Bridge. You always did have to keep an eye on all things happening. I love you my sweet baby now and for always.

05/01/17 - Happy Birthday, my sweet little baby. I hope you have a wonderful day and know I am with you until we are together forever.

10/10/17 - Thirteen years and the pain is still real. It just goes to show real love never goes away. I miss you my baby, every day. I pray you are well and happy and will be waiting for me when it's my turn to meet you at the Bridge. I love you.

12/25/17 - Merry Christmas, my sweet baby. I hope you are having the time of your life, but don't forget us. We love you now and forever, until we are together again.

01/22/18 - I know you know by now that my sweet little innocent Kelsey has left me and is now getting to know you and Peppy. Please take care of him, Baby, he has been the sunshine of my days for the last 14 years and fought very hard not to leave me. I love him. Please take care of him and all of you watch over us until we are all together forever.

05/01/18 - Happy Birthday, my precious brave baby. Time is going by so fast and things are changing fast. One thing that doesn't change is the fact that I miss you every day and will until the day we are reunited forever. I hope you and Peppy and little Kelsey are enjoying each other as much as I enjoyed having all of you in my life and heart. Keep an eye on us and look out for each other until we meet again.

10/10/18 - I can't believe it's been 14 years since I held you in my arms. Time flies so fast, but I miss you every day that goes by. Things are not the same here, but my wish for you never changes and that is for you to be happy and watch for us to arrive at the Bridge to meet you when it's our time to leave here. Until then, know I love you just as much as ever.

12/25/18 - Merry Christmas sweet little Poppy. I miss you every day and pray that you are at peace and happy. Stay close and watch for us to join you to cross that Bridge and go to our eternal home, together forever. Take care of Kelsey and Peppy and all of you know how much I love you.

05/01/19 - Another year has passed and you now have more babies to watch over than I do. All of you please stay together and enjoy your peace. Keep an eye on mamma and daddy and be ready to rush out to meet us to show us the way where we will all be together forever. I love you, sweetie, and miss you every day. Happy Birthday!

10/10/19 - My precious, sweet baby. My heart hurts every time I think of the love we had and lost. Just know you are in my heart daily, it aches to hold you again and looks forward to the day when I can once again hold you in my arms forever. Until then, precious, know how much I love you and watch for us to join you.

12/25/19 - My sweet Poppy, I pray you are happy beyond my imagination and if you are watching me, you know how much I love and miss you every day. Please keep a watch out for us all three to come meet you where we will never more be sad or parted. Merry Christmas, my baby. I love you.

05/01/20 - Happy birthday, precious. I hope you are happy every day, but especially today. All of you have a wonderful time together, but keep a watchful eye on Daddy, Mommy and Scooter. If any of us come your way, all of you meet us to show us the rest of the way. Little Scooter is in the hospital right now, so if you see him, tell him it's not time, yet, that he needs to go back to his Mommy. She still needs him badly. Happy birthday, baby. I miss you and wish you were here.

10/10/20 - Another year has passed without you being in my arms or running through the house with your brother. I miss you so, baby. I don't have any other babies now, sweet one, because they are all with you. I pray that you are all at peace and happy beyond anything that I could imagine for you and that you are all together. While you are having a wonderful time, as you deserve, watch over Mamma and Daddy, so that when it's our turn to be with you, you can run and meet us at the Bridge. Then, there will be no more loss or sadness or pain or unhappiness, because we will always be together. Until that time, be happy my baby and tell everyone I love and miss them.

12/25/20 - Merry Christmas, my sweet little angel. I miss you every day, but I know you are still with me and some day soon, you will be back in my arms for Christmas. Be happy, my sweet baby. I will love you forever and always.

05/01/21 - Happy Birthday, my brave little warrior. I think of you so much as spring begins and the trees begin to bloom, as I remember the two of us sitting in the doors and watching the seasons change ever year, as they are now. Have a wonderful day, my sweetie, and watch for us to come join you for all eternity when it's our time. I love you.

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