The Gypsy Rose

The Gypsy Rose

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sadness and Grief

An extended member of our extended family was dealt the harshest blow possible...her little son had his first birthday one day, fell and hit his little noggin and did not come through the surgery the very next day.  From Birthday Cake to Angel Wings within 24 hours.  Ryder Joseph Morrison was a darling little man with an easy smile and lots of kisses for his Mommy.  He loved his little Cousin, Our Bella Boo, so much...and the two Mommies looked forward to a lifetime of closeness between the babies.  I am so thankful that his Mommy is a photographer, so his short life was well documented.  I'd love to show you a picture, but now is not the time to ask permission.

I cannot imagine...I just cannot.  My heart is beyond broken for her!  Even the death of our beloved Boone cannot compare, and I had thought the world couldn't hold enough tears for that.  But, knowing Ryder's Mommy, I fully look to her to start a non-profit foundation in his honor...and if she does, y'all will be hearing about it!

Hug your loved ones a little bit closer...tomorrow is not promised.

It is with a heavy heart that Pirate honor this day --twelve years ago I asked for a ride on his Harley.  We've not been apart except for hospital stays and road trips ever since.  Well, each time I was in the hospital for under a day, Pirate couldn't be  pried away from my side with a crowbar...the longer stays, he's had to leave.

I am a very blessed woman and I don't take it for granted.  May we all love a little deeper today...


  1. Kitty and Pirate~I am so very sorry. It is my belief that when a child dies, they immediately go to heaven. Ryder, what a great name. I will keep you all in my prayers.