Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Busy Summer

Travis is teaching Myles how to fish. Caught his first fish!!!

Cousin Colby & Myles swimming at Grandpa Jerry's & Grandma Linda's

Going for a walk with Grandma Linda

On vacation with Mom, Travis, Aunt Mallory, Uncle Ryan
Grandpa Jerry and Grandma Linda

Enjoying vaction

My 4 year old picture!  Look how cute Myles is!

Helped Uncle Nate, Ksenia, Travis and Mom on the
Golf outing.
Going for a walk while Myles drives Henry around!
Myles 3k Class and teacher, Mrs. Damon

Myles first day of 3k.
Myles is loving driving the 4 wheeler around this summer!!
Grandpa Brian & Grandma Kitty's 5 grandson's
Gavin, Zane, Myles, Henry and baby Sam
Building a dinosaur wall with his cousins!
Grandma Kitty and Myles learning how to do "selfies"!
Myles and Henry building a fort out of couch pillows
Myles pancake, fishing birthday party.
Myles and all his cousins.  Oliver, Colby, Henry,
Emily, Gavin, Zane and Sam!
Emily and Myles and Oliver on Myles
remote hot rod!

Myles has had a fun filled Summer with Mom and Travis
and his whole family!  Myles is growing up so fast! He has
an amazing vocabulary.  He is very smart.  Matt you would
be so proud of Myles and how he is growing up!
As I loved you, so I miss you,
in my memory you are near.
Loved, remembered, loved for always
treasured with a love sincere.
You are where I cannot see you,
and your voice I cannot hear,
yet I know you walk beside me,
never absent, always near.
Love and miss you Matt!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Lots of Memories

This month is bittersweet!  Casey found a young man to spend the rest of her life with, Travis.  He is very good to Casey and to Myles.  I didn't have to worry about that promise I made you.  Just like you told me.  You knew Casey would fine the right good person to marry.  Travis is a very caring, hardworking, dependable, reliable, helpful, tall and handsome!  He will do right by Casey and Myles.  Our family is very
proud to invite Travis into our family also!  On June 17, 2016 Casey and Travis got married.  Myles just loves having Travis around!  Myles adores Travis!  Here is a family picture on their wedding day.

Krueger Family with daughter-in-law Casey and new Husband, Travis

Matt you would also be proud to know you have a new Nephew.  Samuel Matthew was born to Jenny and
Mike on June 3, 2016.  Henry has a brother!  Henry is really very good with Sam.  Henry on the most part
continues to play with his toys and doesn't bother about his brother.  Every so often he does need to hug
or kiss his brother.  So you do have to watch him because he is not so good with gentle yet.  He is doing
much better though. 

Samuel Matthew
You would be very proud of your son.  He is very smart, sensitive, likes to be a joker once in awhile (just like you use too!)  He loves playing with your match box cars
and truck.  He likes going outside collecting eggs, playing in the sprinkler and playing in the rocks.  We go on lots of walks to see the sheep!  Also he says he wants to visit his Daddy so we walk up to your headstone. 
Myles getting ready to go outside.

Had to much spaghetti for lunch.  Needed a bath!

Gavin, Myles, Zane and Henry.  Cousins all set to go
outside for fun together!

Myles and Gavin and Zane hiding in the tall grass!
Gavin, Myles, Zane, Henry and their new cousin, Sam! Grandma Kitty & Grandpa Brian now have 5 beautiful Grandsons!
Colby and Myles

Colby, Myles and Grandpa Jerry

Myles visiting your grave site.

Also this Month Natie proposed to Ksenia!  They are getting married June 3, 2017.

 Nate and Ksenia are so excited to be married.  They have the church, hall and photographer
already done!  So happy to see Nate figure out his life!  At the same time Nate was proposing to Ksenia,
Brianna in Florida was getting proposed to too!  She is getting married next year, April 22, 2017.

My Wonderful Son
Of all the special gifts in life
However great or small
To have you as my Son
Was the greatest gift of all.
A special time
A special face
A special Son
I can't replace,
With an aching heart
I whisper low
I miss you Son
And love you so.

We all miss and love you, Matt!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Matt's Heavenly Birthday

It is so hard to day to day missing your son.  When April 19th comes around that day just is a little harder.  Thank Heaven for family.  We all try to get together and spend the day having fun instead of being home sad by ourselves. 

Matt was and still is such an inspiring young man!  He was taken from us so young in his life.  God certainly has a plan for everyone.  We may not agree or just don't understand but he has a plan!

Here is a good way to explain some of my feelings.

I had my own notion of grief.
I thought it was a sad time
That followed the death of someone you love.
And you had to push through it
To get to the other side.'
But I'm learning there is no other side.
There is no pushing through
But rather,
There is absorption.
And grief is not something that you complete.
But rather you endure.
Grief is not a task to finish,
And move on,
But an element of yourself-
An alteration of your being.
A new way of seeing,
A new definition of self.

Casey, Travis and Myles

Brian and Nate

Nate and Ksenia

Becky & Mike, Emily and Oliver

Jenny & Mike, Henry

Family shot.  Christine and her family couldn't be here
due to having sick kids.

Jenny and Henry

Becky and Emily

Fun was had by all that day!  We miss you so much Matthew Allen!
Heaven Just could not Wait
Mom, Why do you cry?
Dad, Why weep?
The angels up here,
Are so loving and sweet.
What a beautiful place,
No sadness or fears.
And whatever you ask,
God always hears.
His love surrounds me,
I am not alone.
I am comforted and loved,
I am happy at home.
So, here for you,
I'll patiently abide.
Keeping our mansion ready,
Warm and cozy inside.
I'm very close by,
And in your hearts I will stay.
I'm not really gone,
I'm just a heartbeat away.
The angels were singing,
As they opened the gates.
As you see, for me,
Heaven just could not wait!


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

What a cutie!!

Myles has been enjoying his one day at 3K this year!!  He maybe doesn't like to sing upfront in church to much!   He uses his time to wave to Mommy!! He is so cute! 

Matt you wouldn't believe the imagination he has!  You can tell they read a lot to him!
I just love listening to his stories!  There are dinosaurs that live by his house, he has been driving trains and he talks about puppies coming to his house!  This is just a few examples of the stories Myles tells me!!  Myles also told me at the lunch table that he
is getting married.  I was waiting for him to tell me what little girl he was marrying but
he said he is marrying, "Mommy & Travis"!  He is always listening!!

Here is Myles telling everyone his alphabet letters
he decorated!

Here is Myles pointing out the different projects he made!
Happy Valentine's Day form Myles!!!

Matt we miss you so much!!!
Always in our hearts!

Monday, January 18, 2016

Merry Christmas Matt!

Just had our family Christmas get together!  Thought of you all day and wishing you
could be here!  Your son is amazing!  He is growing up so fast.  The stuff that Myles
says keeps me in laughter! 

When I put up my Christmas decorations he saw the lights around the doorway and told me, "Wow! I love your decorations!"  Now what three year olds says, I love your
decorations!!  He is too funny!!

Myles has sang in Church twice.  The first time he did try to sing the songs.  I thought that was pretty good since he only goes to school once a week.  I was practicing at home and at Grandma's.  So I know he knew the songs.  The second time for Christmas
program he was more interested in the jingle bells!!!  He was so darn cute!!

Myles is into Dinosaurs, he loves watching movies, still loves trains and any moving vehicles!!!  He is a chip of the old block!! 

You should see Myles when I am watching him and Henry.  I am not sure Myles needs
Grandma Kitty.  He can handle Henry all by himself!!  He goes and shuts all the doors so Henry can't go in any other room, he watches Henry if he is to close to the TV and he tells Henry that his milk cup has to stay in the Kitchen!!!  What a good little helper!!!

Myles third Birthday picture!

Myles third birthday picture!  My favorite one!

In November, our first snowfall!  Myles couldn't wait to go
outside with Travis and clean the driveway off!

Myles dressed for shoveling snow!

Doesn't this look familiar?  Matt and Nate would play with their
Match box cars all the time!  They would line them up, have their
car carpets out and play for hours with their cars!!

Grandpa Jerry and Myles having fun!!

Myles, Gavin and Zane having a sleepover at
Grandma Kitty's! What fun we had!
Then in the morning Grandma Kitty & Grandpa Brian
took the kids to see a movie, "The Good Dinosaur"!
They all loved that movie!!

Myles went shopping with Mom and talked her
into a stuffed, "Good Dinosaur" from the movie.

The Good Dinosaur going home with Myles! 

Dinosaur and Myles looking forward to going home together!!

Myles first and third Christmas!  Wow, what a difference!
Time for a bigger tree!

Myles with cousin Ella and Luke at the Danihel side
for Christmas.

Myles sitting on Santa's lap and finding out
he has been a pretty good boy!

Myles helping Uncle Nate open his Christmas presents.
With cousin Eric watching and Uncle Mike watching him.

Myles and cousin Henry taking a bath!

Myles and Zane shopping at Casco grocery store with Aunt Chrissy!

Christmas with Grandpa Brian & Grandma Kitty.
Gavin, Henry, Emily, Zane, Oliver and Myles

Myles and Zane sitting on Grandma Kitty's lap.

Everyone got matching PJ's from Cousin Becky, (Emily & Oliver's Mom)!
What a good looking group of kids!!!
Our four grandson's are growing up so fast!!

Henry is missing he had to go to bed.  Look at these
cool dudes!  I love them so much!

 One of my favorite pictures of  Myles.  Just an ordinary
day and he was hiding on Grandma Kitty!

 Myles and Cousin Colby
driving a gator!
 Myles, Zane and Gavin having a good game of Memory!

Myles helping Grandma Kitty making
Christmas cookies.
 Myles loves it in the kitchen helping!

 Myles singing at his Christmas concert!

Don't stand at my graveside
As if to say goodbye
I am still here
I did not die
I stand beside you
But you don't see
I give you signs
To show its me
My body has gone
But my soul is free
Under that stone
It is not me
I see I touch
I smell I feel
Everything they say
About heaven is real
I see your tears
I hear you sigh
But please don't ever
Say goodbye
Just trust my words
And carry on
I am still here
I have not gone

Matt I miss you sooo much!  I am so happy that we have Myles to see and
help! He looks and acts so much like you!