Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Missing you!

I can hardly believe it is almost 10 years since you were diagnosed with cancer!  I can remember that day like it was yesterday! The day my heart sank.  The day your Dad and I had to wait for you to wake up from your surgery and tell you the bad news!  The hardest thing a parent has to do.   It was a long and hard journey for you and all of us! 

Matt, you touch so many people!  Whether it was just your infectious smile, or your kindness or thoughtfulness!  I could go on and on.  You always tried to help everyone
else before yourself.  Your body might not be here but your spirit lives on in all of us

Your son is growing up to be such a young man!  You would be so proud of how he
is turning out.  Casey and Travis are doing a great job.  He definitely knows who his
Daddy is.  One day when I was taking him to school I asked him what he was thinking about.  He said, "I miss my Daddy!  I wish he could come down from Heaven and
play with me".  I just started to cry and told him I missed him too!  Hard to talk when
you are all choked up.  I like telling him stories of you and go thru your pictures.  I can't believe how much he looks like you!
Myles at 5 years old.



Myles is getting really good a soccer.  Just like his Dad!  Myles is such a great big brother.  He adores
his sister.  He also is a good cousin.  Myles and Henry are such great friends.  When Myles is playing and he runs past his newest cousin, Hannah.  Mike and Jenny's little girl.  Myles will stop to give her a kiss on her cheek and then keep going!  What a sweetheart!  Myles is doing really good in school.  Casey is doing a great job teaching him!!  He does have a hard time leaving the house to go to school.  He is having to much fun with his cousins he doesn't want to leave!! 
 
Hard to believe this is your 6th Heavenly Birthday!  Not a day goes by that I don't think of you a hundred times a day.  I wish I could get one more hug, or one more smile.  I know that God needed another good
angel up there but my heart aches for you to be here with us!
 
 
Casey reading a book on Easter to the kids.

Jenny with Hannah, Elowyn, Sam, Henry, Myles
enjoying outside time.  Winter was to long!

 Sam, Henry and Myles shopping with Grandma Kitty

Myles having a sleep over at Grandma Kitty's with
Gavin and Zane
 
 
Going for a walk with Grandma Kitty.
 
Myles with his Hepp cousins.
 
 
Uncle Mike with the kids at your Heavenly birthday

 
Our group shot at your 6th Heavenly Birthday

Myles reading to his sister, Elowyn
 
 
Matt I love you and miss you so much!
 
 
 
 6th Heavenly Birthday
I see the tears you are crying
And the pain that's in your eyes
But please don't be sad
Because love never dies.
 
And though you cannot feel me hold you
Or give you a quick little kiss
The sound of my voice and the touch of my hand
Are the simple things you miss.
 
So please celebrate my birthday
Filled with memories and love
Just close your eyes and realize
I am celebrating in Heaven above.
 
And when the sorrow overwhelms you
Just pray and He will help you be strong
And you will find the peace He alone can give
Knowing I am in Heaven where I belong.
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

How time flies!

I can't believe it is December already! Myles is in school five days a week for four K. He is so smart and such a funny boy!  Myles and Henry have become such good friends. They play together so nice!
Casey reading to the kids

Myles on the playground at school.

Myles playing at school.
The boys in Myles class,
Celebrating Henry's birthday.
Wednesday night family dinners and celebrating Henry's birthday,
Making Henry's birthday cake.  Having so much fun eating the frosting!
The Hepp family is growing!  Finally one girl added to the 
grandchildren, Elowyn!!



Missing you a bunch Matt!
"Your wings were ready but my Heart was not!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Happy 5th Birthday Myles



Relay for Life,  Myles for Matt team

 Team Matt for 5 years

Myles having a sleep over

Myles, 5 years old


Look at those eyes!

Myles with his birthday muffin
Myles with his cousins at his birthday parth

Myles with your car at Riverfest. Casey puts it in the car show every year

I only have a picture now,
A frozen piece of time,
To remind me of how it was,
When you were here, and mine.

I see your smiling eyes,
Each morning when I wake,
I talk to you, and place a kiss,
Upon your lovely face.

How much I miss you being here,
I really cannot say,
The ache is deep inside my heart,
And never goes away.

I hear it mentioned often,
That time will heal the pain,
But if I'm being honest,
I hope it will remain.

I need to feel you constantly,
To get me through the day,
I loved you so very much,
Why did you go away?

The angels came and took you,
That really wasn't fair,
They took my one and only Son,
My future life. My heir.

If only they had asked me,
If I would take your place,
I would have done so willingly,
Leaving you this world to grace.

You should have had so many years,
To watch your life unfold,
And in the mist of this,
Watch me, your Mum grow old!

I hope you're watching from above,
At the daily tasks I do,
And let there be no doubt at all,
I really do love you.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/my--year-old-son-collapsed-and-died-a-picture-of-you
I only have a picture now,
A frozen piece of time,
To remind me of how it was,
When you were here, and mine.

I see your smiling eyes,
Each morning when I wake,
I talk to you, and place a kiss,
Upon your lovely face.

How much I miss you being here,
I really cannot say,
The ache is deep inside my heart,
And never goes away.

I hear it mentioned often,
That time will heal the pain,
But if I'm being honest,
I hope it will remain.

I need to feel you constantly,
To get me through the day,
I loved you so very much,
Why did you go away?

The angels came and took you,
That really wasn't fair,
They took my one and only Son,
My future life. My heir.

If only they had asked me,
If I would take your place,
I would have done so willingly,
Leaving you this world to grace.

You should have had so many years,
To watch your life unfold,
And in the mist of this,
Watch me, your Mum grow old!

I hope you're watching from above,
At the daily tasks I do,
And let there be no doubt at all,
I really do love you.
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Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/my--year-old-son-collapsed-and-died-a-picture-of-you
Colby and Myles in front of your car        
          






                                








I only have a picture now,
A frozen piece of time,
To remind me of how it was,
When you were here, and mine.

I see your smiling face,
Each morning when I awake,
I talk to you, and place a kiss,
Upon your lovely face.

How much I miss you being here,
I rally cannot say,
The ache is deep inside my heart,
And never goes away.

I hear it mentioned often,
That time will heal the pain,
But if I'm being hones,
I hope it will remain. 

I need to feel you constantly,
To get me through the day,
I loved you so very much,
Why did you go away?

The angels came and took you,
That really wasn't fair,
They took my Son,
And a piece of my heart.
 
If only they had asked me,
If I would take your place,
I would have done so willingly,
Leaving you this world to grace.
 
You should have had so many years,
To watch your life unfold,
And in the mist of this,
Watch me, your Mom grow old!
 
I hope your're watching from above,
At the daily tasks I do,
And let there be no doubt at all,
I really do love you!
 
And Miss you so very much!
Love Mom



I only have a picture now,
A frozen piece of time,
To remind me of how it was,
When you were here, and mine.

I see your smiling eyes,
Each morning when I wake,
I talk to you, and place a kiss,
Upon your lovely face.

How much I miss you being here,
I really cannot say,
The ache is deep inside my heart,
And never goes away.

I hear it mentioned often,
That time will heal the pain,
But if I'm being honest,
I hope it will remain.

I need to feel you constantly,
To get me through the day,
I loved you so very much,
Why did you go away?

The angels came and took you,
That really wasn't fair,
They took my one and only Son,
My future life. My heir.

If only they had asked me,
If I would take your place,
I would have done so willingly,
Leaving you this world to grace.

You should have had so many years,
To watch your life unfold,
And in the mist of this,
Watch me, your Mum grow old!

I hope you're watching from above,
At the daily tasks I do,
And let there be no doubt at all,
I really do love you.

Source: https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/my--year-old-son-collapsed-and-died-a-picture-of-you

Monday, July 31, 2017

Myles is getting so excited!!!

 Matt,

I can't believe how fast time has been flying.  This year has been so busy.  Christmas with the kids in January, Bridal shower for Nate's Bride to be, Trip to florida for Brianna's wedding, Baby Eloywn being born, getting ready for Nate's and Ksenia's wedding on June 3.  Sam's birthday party after the wedding, then upnorth and now working on Relay for Life stuff.

I have a bunch of pictures to add on next post.


Myles is so excited that he is having a baby sister.  She is due to come on April 2nd but hoping for a March baby!  Myles says he can't wait to be a big brother!!

Baby Elowyn came on the first day of spring, March 21st!!  Myles is a great big brother!

This has been a hard year.  5 years of missing you!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

How time flys!

Myles withe his baby sister, Eloywen
Myles making his valentine box.

Being such a good big brother

You would like how Travis has been there for Casey and Myles

Myles standing up in Nate's wedding

The Danihel side of cousins and Great grandma Jo and Great Grandpa Tony

Uncle Nate's wedding and Aunt Ksenia

Grandpa Brian & Grandma Kitty and their kids

Myles dancing at Natie's wedding

Myles & Zane walked down the isle for Nate & Ksenia

Myles & Elowyen

Isn't he cute.  He looks a lot like you Matt

Myles and Grandma Kitty upnorth

Myles, Casey, Travis and Eloywen up north

Myles eating a smore.  He couldn't wait to eat one.

Myles with his cousins

Myles with Grandma Kitty and Uncle Nate

Casey and Myles and Eloywen

Myles, Zane and Henry at Your 5th Heavenly Birthday

Group shot at your 5th Heavenly Birthday

Myles moving to a big boy bed

Myles and Henry visiting you

Myles and your newest nephew

Myles and Henry playing in the snow

Myles and Henry play so good together

Myles made dinosaurs for Mom. Travis, Eloywen and himself

Myles and Henry building a fort

Myles and Henry playing with Trains
Myles playing with blocks

Myles and Eloywen

Myles likes playing soccer.  Taking after you.

What a big boy

Getting some loving from Grandpa Jerry

Ready for the packer games

Casey and Myles on a walk

Uncle Natie helped coach Myles basketball camp

Uncle Ryan having fun with Myles, cousin Levi and Elowyen

Myles learning to fish

Myles having fun making smores
   Matt,  I feel so bad.  It has been so busy this year was very had to get time to sit and write.
It is unbelievable how Myles has grown.  You would be so proud!