Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13th. Philip would have turned 24 today. He was a Christmas crazy man. He loved Christmas and everything about it. He would have started decorating in July if anyone would have let him. Now that he is gone, we celebrate his birthday by going to the Christmas tree farm; we pick out cut down a tree, have some hot chocolate, take lots of pix. Malachi and Madison came over Friday to spend the week-end, Matt, Kacey and John-Philip came over on Saturday. We ate some "hot chili" and then were on our way.
It was a little cooler this year so we picked a tree a little faster than usual. We had a great time.
It was John-Philip's first year and that was fun for all of us. It meant so much to me to have Kacey and her family, and the twins. It made the day easier. There were tears, but there was much more laughter and wonderful memories shared and new memories made.
I got home and saw that Daniel, (Philip's best friend) had called. It means a lot to know that other people miss and love him too.
At home we decorated the tree and Malachi and Madison made oatmeal raisin cookies with Poppa. I rolled Madison's hair for the first time with sponge rollers and that was fun. We had a really great day.
I am so thankful to God for my family and the cherished memories of my beloved son Philip I thank God for the 20 years, 11 months and 6 days that I had him to love.
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- I am happily married to Jimmy McGee, he is my best friend and the love of my life. I have two children. My son Philip who went on to be with the Lord in November 2005, at the age of (almost) 21 and left behind my precious daughter-in-law Rhonda and his twin babies Madison and Malachi who are so very precious to me. My beautiful daughter Kacey who will be 21 on April 26th. Kacey is happily married to Matt Henry and they are expecting their first child John-Philip at the end of May. These are the people most dear to me and make my world the wonderful place that it is! JUST ADDED! New grandson was born on May 7th John-Philip Ryne Henry!