Forever in my Heart

April 2, 1986-February 16, 2007

Since losing my youngest son Kyle, I’ve learned that life’s simplest moments often become the most poignant memories. Some of my most treasured recollections are of the time we shared reading. These tender, albeit fleeting, moments defined the unbreakable bond between us. I can still see him gazing up at me, his sweet round face scrubbed clean with innocence. In a voice I now strain to remember, he asks, “tell me a story, mommy.”

When Kyle was a tot, “Winnie the Pooh” was his all-time favorite. For this sad anniversary, here’s a thought from Pooh-creator A. A. Milne: “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, put me in your heart; I’ll stay there forever.”

In a world now filled with “what ifs,” I’m so sorry, Kyle, that not every story has a happy ending. My son will always live in my heart, but I’d give anything to see his smile, hug him close and hear his laughter. Forever loved and not forgotten.