We're not quite to the day on which your times will be matched--
The time you spent with us here, and the time you've been gone to heaven--
But it's close.
Only a year away now.


You celebrated 16 birthdays with us here,
And now this is your 32nd birthday.
But you spent another 6 months with us after that 16th birthday,
So the "even-up" time will be next year,
On your 33rd birthday.


Still, it's a time for reflection and remembering:
So many happy days and years,
And only a few sad days and times.
And we wouldn't surrender a single day that you spent with us!


Of course, we wish you had never been ill,
And that you could have had a more "normal" life,
But we believe that even the difficult times helped us all to grow
And to become who we are now.



We are so proud of all you were and all you overcame, Robbie!
I cannot imagine how difficult it was for you
To have had to learn how to read all over again at age 11,
When you had been such an advanced student before your brain injury.
I am proud that you never gave up, and that you accomplished
What I thought was impossible.


At 16, you were well on your way again to being a good student,
And you were again the loving, kind, thoughtful, generous boy
You had been before the injuries to your brain.


God thought so, too.
That's why He took you home to heaven with Him,
For you had completed all that He had set for you to do.
And we can't be sorry that you are experiencing those wonders
And glories of heaven.


But we do miss you so very much!
And we will, until we, too, are called home to heaven,
And then we'll be reunited for all eternity.


Happy Birthday, my beloved boy!


Love always and forever,
Mom





























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