Happy 1st Birthday, Tripp


Today we are celebrating you . . . Not in the way we wanted or in the way we planned, but we are celebrating that you were brought to us.

I was recently re-reading a post from March 9, 2011 titled, Good Life. In it I wrote:

When I saw pregnant women and women with small babies and the thought, it's not fair, popped into my head, I reminded myself that they didn't have what I wanted.   They didn't have Tripp.  I wouldn't trade their beautiful healthy baby for my beautiful sick one and I wouldn't trade a lifetime with their baby for the 5 days I had with Tripp.  I was so lucky to have him even if for such a short time.  There is no doubt in my mind that having Tripp was a good thing.  Having Tripp was an amazing thing.

That was true then and it is certainly true now. Tripp, we miss you with all our heart. You are a piece of us. You are in our soul. We wish we had you here with us today and every day.

Love and missed forever,

Mommy, Daddy, and Calder.
This is the first photo of Tripp we have put in a frame. I would like to thank the Wallingtons, the Millers, and my Brook's girls for the Willow Tree angels.


  1. Thinking of you today and celebrating Tripp as well :)

  2. My thoughts are with you all!
    Jennifer Speed

  3. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. I have been thinking about you and your family during this month knowing that Tripp's first birthday was coming up. I had a candle burning this evening in memory of your precious little boy...may his light shine down on you, Hugh and Calder from now until eternity. Hugs!


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