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.

Comments

  1. Jax says

    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. Joanna says

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

  3. emma says

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

  4. Mummy Beadzoid says

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

  5. Sarah says

    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

  6. Ishtar says

    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

  7. claire says

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

  8. Liz says

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

  9. says

    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

  10. says

    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….

  11. says

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

  12. Veronica says

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

  13. Hannah F says

    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

  14. Sarah says

    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

  15. Maggie says

    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