You receive a gift that is bittersweet and makes you nostalgic. What is it?
our youngest son, now 6, has been the ring bearer for our three kids’ weddings in the last 2 years. Of course, we thought he was quite adorable and he took it very seriously and did a great job. But as with any of our celebrations there’s always that missing person, our son, Matthew who has been in heaven over 8 years now. Next week will be his 25th birthday. Especially when our oldest son got married, I noticed the gap – he would have been standing next to his brother. I hope God gave him a peek through the clouds of his siblings’ special days.
One of the gifts my mom-in-law gave me for my last birthday was this picture of Matthew as a ring bearer for my husband’s sister’s wedding – nearly 22 years ago. It definitely is a very bittersweet, nostalgic picture that I am SO thankful for and for the precious memory that I hold dear.
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8 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Bittersweet Memories ~ Matthew about 3 years old”
beautiful picture – thank you for sharing your story
Thank you for posting this Loni. Thanking God for good memories with you and praying for you too.
What an adorable little boy. Hold close your memories. Loni, for they will surround you and comfort you always.
SO TOUCHING. I’M SURE HIS SPIRIT WAS WITH ALL OF YOU. I DO BELIEVE IN THAT. I WRITE ABOUT IT IN MY BLOG: hibernationnow.wordpress.com