Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ray's Birthday



Today was Ray's 38th Birthday. We celebrated in many ways; remembering the very best of Daddy's favorite things, sending balloons to heaven with Ray's family, celebrating the person we miss so very much.

Over the weekend and today, so many people expressed such tender thoughts about the friend they miss too. How much this means to us.

At a mass this morning for Ray, our priest said these words, "When our life is over, let us hope that the story of our lives is so much more beautiful than its cover (our outward appearance)."

How I wish the story of Ray's life went on much longer. But I am so appreciative of its beauty.

not alone and not afraid --
kristin

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Thanks, Kristin.

Happy Birthday, Ray...

Mycket said...

My heart felt very tender thinking of Ray yesterday, as I think of him and you and the girls every day. I miss him a lot.
Craig sent me a photo of you and the girls at the wedding last weekend - you all look beautiful. I'm very sorry I missed it.
Much love to you.

dbirkey said...

Thank you for these thoughts, Kristin. Ray's birth was/is a gift to all of us. Happy Belated Birthday, Ray! (are there birthday parties in heaven?!)

amywb said...

Ray was on my heart yesterday, too. As are you and the girls - always. xo