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Mike's 29th Birthday

Today is Mike's 29th birthday. So much has happened in the last year, yet it still seems like yesterday he was here with us. I think this year is harder than last, last year I think we were still numb, this year the reality has set in.

I know Mike would be so proud of Tyler. He reminds me so much of his daddy - Mike was always a little on the "hyper" side, running, jumping, active. Tyler is the same way - can't sit still for a minute - unless it is to play "mario", which I know drives his mommy crazy. She is very good with him, limiting his time on it and encouraging him to play with other toys. He is quite the young man, although if you call him that, he will say he is a boy. He is also very smart and likes to ask lots of questions. but I guess that is how you learn - ask questions.

Tyler has a baby brother, Gradin, and he loves him dearly. He is always asking about his baby brother and bragging that he is a big brother, that his hands, feet and head have grown since he is a big brother. I know Mike would be happy for him and Ann, a new little person to love.

Tom, Sara, Ann, Tyler and myself went to dinner at Chili's to celebrate Mike's birthday and then went to the cemetery to hang a windchime on a tree near Mike. Tyler had a chocolate milkshake, which was his daddy's favorite.

Before we went to dinner, Tyler and I were playing soccer in the front yard. He started throwing the ball into the air. When I asked him what he was doing, he said he was trying to throw it up to heaven so his daddy could throw it back down to him. I wish his daddy was here to play with him. I am so afraid as the years go by, he will forget his daddy, but we are all trying to do things to keep his memory alive.

May 4th is the 2nd annual golf outing at Fairfield Greens. If anyone is interested, please email me at luckydog73@hotmail.com. I'll be glad to send you info.

Happy 2nd Birthday in Heaven, Mike.
I love you.




Hi Debbie and Ann

I've been thinking of you since I saw your posts on Mike's birthday. It sounds like you had such a special day. It certainly makes sense to be together and to honor him on his birthday. I smiled and teared up when you mentioned Tyler's chocolate shake.

I received the information about the golf tournament - I hope the planning is going well! I am so excited that part of the money will benefit the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative. The money will go to peer-reviewed sarcoma research studies...the quality research that we need!

I sent Debbie an e-mail, but I don't know if it got lost in cyberspace. I can post information about the event on ABC Survivors and in other online support groups, if you would like that. I also wanted to find out if you would like some "Sarcoma Knows No Borders" bracelets for your event.

I will give you a call this weekend. I will be driving past you near the day of your event, so I was thinking of leaving a little early and coming! I'd like to know if that would be good. :-)

Mary Sorens

October 2011

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