Remembering Freddie on his birthday

Remembering Freddie on his birthday.

Flying High
I also made a picture to send to StillLife 365. I’m very grateful to Angie for featuring it on his birthday.

Fran wrote about him too.

Angela lit a candle for him… thank you.

So did Cara; we are so nearly twins in our loss as her beautiful Reid was born and died on April 3rd last year. Remembering with you Cara.

Thank you to Jeanette, for adding a candle for Freddie beside Florence’s candle yesterday. And for being there so much this year, from the moment she heard that Freddie had not come home. Florence and Freddie are tucked tightly together in my heart. (And not just in the Tesco clothes section :) )

Thank you to Claire and Charlie, who had hoped to be here but were ill. Claire was one of the few people who met Freddie and cared for the girls in the latter part of his life. We appreciated that enormously and would love her to have been here.

Many of our real life friends came to our house, along with my sister and BIL. Others did beautiful things to mark Freddie’s birthday.

Thank you to Layla and family.

Thank you to ‘RubbishParent’ and girls.

Thank you to Ali and family.

I’m sure I’ve forgotten one, so I might be adding another later. To the people who donated to our JustGiving page for Hinchingbrooke SCBU, sent messages, spoke his name to someone in their day and thought of us, thank you.

IMG_6746What we did here is worthy of another post, because it was really very special, but for now, just thank you to everyone who came. He was one very loved little boy.

  42 comments for “Remembering Freddie on his birthday

  1. Jax
    April 2, 2011 at 11:07 am

    Thinking of you so so much today – I wanted to do something to let you know this, but sending some flowers just didn’t seem to fit the feeling and I couldn’t think of anything else to do, other than to tell you.
    Much love to all of you, on a day which has its awful side so prominent, but which was still an amazingly special day too.
    J

  2. Jax
    April 2, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Just seen your picture – it’s is beautiful.

  3. April 2, 2011 at 11:16 am

    My thoughts are with you.
    xxx

  4. April 2, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Fran’s post just breaks my heart. Thinking of you all. x

  5. Joanna
    April 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Thinking of you so much today. I hope you can remember the joy as well as the pain. xxx

  6. April 2, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Thinking of your family today. Love to you all. x

  7. Debbie Ellard
    April 2, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Love,

    Debbie and familyxx

  8. Claire
    April 2, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Thinking of you all today and the model is just beautiful xx

  9. emma
    April 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Fran has written beautifully. We blew Freddie some bubbles from Scotland tis morning. Lots of love to all of you x

  10. Allie
    April 2, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Also thinking of your whole family today, Merry. x

  11. Michaela
    April 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Thinking of you today on Freddie’s birthday. xxx

  12. Mummy Beadzoid
    April 2, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Poignant photo and beautiful posts by both you and Fran. Thoughts are with you x

  13. SarahE
    April 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Thinking of you all. xx

  14. April 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Thinking of Freddie today. I hope this day is peaceful for you and your family.

    • April 4, 2011 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you Brianna. Thinking of you too.

  15. Sarah
    April 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Thinking of Freddie and you all on his birthday. I whispered his name in the wind to the trees at Burghley.

    Your picture is so special, really beautiful. xx

    • April 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Sarah, thank you :)

  16. Ishtar
    April 2, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Walking alongside you. Hope you have had a gentle day and sending you love, light and strength.
    The journey will become easier, but you’ll never forget.
    D
    x

  17. claire
    April 2, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    thinking of you all – a candle will be lit later in this house in honour of Freddie

  18. Liz
    April 2, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    We wrote his name in pebbles at Chapel Porth this morning – thinking of you all today x

    • April 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      That is just lovely – thank you.

  19. April 2, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Have been thinking of you all today on Dartmoor. x

  20. April 2, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Thank you all so very much.

  21. April 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Thinking of you and your whole family, especially Freddie, on his birthday. Much love xo

  22. April 2, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Remembering Freddie with you and your family. Sending you love. Your submission is breathtaking. xo

    • April 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Meant a lot to have it there Angie, thank you.

  23. April 2, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Thinking of Freddie on his birthday and thinking of you all. x

  24. April 2, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I have been thinking of you all today xx

  25. April 3, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Remembering Freddie today and always, with so much love. Oh I wish he was here with his loving family.
    Big hugs to you, Merry.
    xo

    • April 4, 2011 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you.

  26. April 3, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Thinking of you with love Merry.. in celebration of Freddie’s life, and all the beauty that remains within… love, light and peace to you my friend….

    • April 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      xxx

  27. April 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    So hard to find appropriate words. What a beautiful inpsirational post, my thoughts are with you and your family Merry.

  28. Veronica
    April 3, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Your beautiful boy shares his birthday with my son. You were in my thoughts yesterday and will be each year. with love x

    • April 4, 2011 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you. it is good to think of that.

  29. Hannah F
    April 3, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I have been thinking of you and your beautiful Freddie all through this weekend. As his birthday is so close to my son’s, like Veronica, I will think of him every year, as will so many others. His life will not be forgotten. With love xx

    • April 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you for that, I appreciate it.

  30. Sarah
    April 4, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Am struggling to add comments to your flickr stream but there are two photos I love. One is of all the balloons on the ceiling and each balloon has captured a part of your reflection. The other is of you watching the balloons go, looking just beautiful xx

    • April 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

      Thank you. I’m trying not to look at my hair; it seemed to get cut a bit short last week and I have mad curls I don’t normally have :D

      • Sarah
        April 5, 2011 at 10:11 am

        Stop it. You look beautiful. End of argument.

  31. Maggie
    April 4, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I was/am thinking of you all. We had a bonfire on Saturday night, and I whispered Freddie’s name as I watched the flames dancing. xXxXx

    • April 4, 2011 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you Maggie.

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