Our love to all and a great big bear hug and kiss on the head to Chris! We luv ya kid.
And yes, I know Chris is saying right now, Dad, REALLY?? A freakin valentine’s heart? REALLY?
All day long the texts, emails and comments kept rolling in.
We appreciate everything and all of those thoughts and prayers!
The Brookswood gang dropped by in the late afternoon and we had a very unique opportunity to toast Chris.
As I’ve mentioned before, Chris had the ability to eat yogurt without a spoon. He would sort of squish the bottom of the yogurt cup and slurp and drink the yogurt, usually in one ‘fluid’ motion.
We know there are young readers of this blog and as parents we’re not endorsing this form of yogurt consumption! We were just happy Chris and Max would pound back yogurt instead of cake.
In this picture you can see the toast just getting underway. Including yours truly taking the picture, that was an even dozen toasting Chris with a yogurt salute and down the hatch it went.
Ingrid was left wondering how it could be done as she ended up with yogurt in a few places on her face. I know Chris had a laugh at (or with) all of us!
What an amazing day it was.
I’ve got a few more stories to tell you so tune in tomorrow!
We ended the day knowing that Chris would be very, very happy…and we were too. As tough as the day was, it was really incredible.
Who knew yogurt was made for toasting?
So many people have told us or emailed us about how they thought of us over Christmas.
I know so many more think of us often and are thinking of us now as we mark what would have been Chris’ 18th birthday tomorrow even if they don’t or can’t tell us.
We are exactly the same way.
We’ve been following the story of the Berg family in Mission and Gillian Berg’s amazing strength and very real highs and lows as she takes care of her family and slowly moves forward with each day.
You can follow and support with your thoughts and prayers through: http://gillianb-journeying.blogspot.com/
The reason I say we are the same is that our hearts go out to Gillian and her family, but we don’t know them personally. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, but we haven’t verbalized that to them. For now we will support by reading, caring and praying. Just as we’ve done, she can see by the blog views how so many people are supporting them.
We know that’s what people do for us all the time.
As we approach Chris’ birthday tomorrow, we don’t have any big public events happening. A few of his school buds will drop by. As a family, we’ll head to our favourite steakhouse for a big steak dinner and piece of ice cream cake. Chris was a fitness and health food fanatic, but he would eat steak and ice cream cake…and we’ll have some in his honour tomorrow night.
So the question is always, what can I do? What should I do? I don’t know them very well, or even if I do, I’m not sure what to do.
Here’s the solution.
We’d ask everyone who reads this blog to do some little thing in honour of Chris tomorrow.
Here’s a few ideas.
1. push-ups – even doing one or two in his name would be cool
2. make a toast when you have dinner
3. hug your kids
4. hug your parents
5. eat some yogurt (he would eat probably 4-6 per day)
6. wish him a happy birthday verbally
7. cook some eggs (yep…he ate a LOT of eggs)
There’s a few ways.
I’m sure you can think of more.
Drop us a comment if you want to share.
If you don’t, we totally get it and we want to say thank you for the continued support.
Randy, Ingrid and Max.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!