April 20th

A couple of weeks ago it dawned on me that Tom’s birthday and Easter were on the same day this year. Then I took a deep breath as I realized that April 20th is also the 6th month anniversary of our girls being in Heaven. When I shared this with Tom his face got so sad. Neither of us could imagine a day without our girls let alone 6 months.

As we sat there discussing what our Easter/Tom’s birthday weekend would look like, Emily and Ben here for the weekend, Threads of Life Quilt Ceremony, church, play practice and possibly a hike somewhere fun,  I had an overwhelming thought. We get to decide how we respond to these dates on the calendar. Six months, a year, three years – these time markers will all come and we will get through them by the Grace of God. Today we are six months closer to seeing our girls again in Heaven.

Today we will celebrate Jesus. Today we will celebrate Tom. Today we will thank God for his Grace and for taking care of our girls until we are with them again. We are six months closer to that day and for that I am grateful.

I couldn’t ask for a better husband and father to our children. I am so blessed!

Happy Birthday Tom, I love you to Heaven and back.tom 1

tom anna 2 Tom and Abs 1 tom and ben 1emily tom

12 thoughts on “April 20th

  1. Love your family! The way you support each other and lean on one another is inspiring! Happy Birthday to Tom and a blessed Easter for you all!

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  2. Such a beautiful tribute to Tom. It brought tears to my eyes as I read it. Something came to me as I finished. Tom in some ways, reminds me of my grandfather, who also suffered the deep loss of two sons. My grandfather is and was, one of my greatest inspirations. It was his life, that truly showed me what faith in Christ really meant. I Tom too, is such a blessing, and a gift to his family. Happy Birthday, Tom. ❤️

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  3. I think Tom’s birthday falling on Easter this year is a reassurance that God is holding you all in the palm of His hand. A reassurance that death has no hold on those who believe.

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  4. Such a lovely tribute to Tom. He’s one of a kind. Happy Birthday Tom!! And Happy Easter to you and yours. Love, Hugs and Prayers…….Always

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  5. Emily’s sentiments are so sweet and so honest. God will carry you through each day to face the next. Along the way this “confusing” path there will be blessings and God’s plan will unfold one day at a time.

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  6. Susan,

    As always we are thinking of you and holding you all in our prayers. May God’s love wrap around you, Tom, Emily, Ben, Abigail, Anna, Sampson, and Linus!

    Love,

    Erin Marsico Kagel

    Sent from my iPhone

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