Saturday, September 26, 2009


Our high school football team had a great night last night. Burke is the quarterback and made 3 touchdowns. We are so proud of him. The PJ & MM stickers are for Peyton & another boy who had gone to Heaven the week before Peyton. Most of the football team had them on their helmets last year.

Burke PJ

He and Peyton have been friends since the 1st grade. He has spent lots of hours at our house over the years and we love him like our own.


Burke was at the house quite a bit anyway, but after Peyton’s accident he came up probably 3 nights a week. He & Tom went hunting, fishing etc. I know it helped both of them and I liked having a hungry teenager around to cook for.

The kids and our community have amazed me. Tom and I have never felt alone as far as being the only ones missing Peyton. We talk about him freely and with smiles and laughter. We have helped each other heal and it has been a huge blessing.

We love Burke like a son. He is fast becoming a man and we are proud to call him our friend.

I hope to have more positive reports about our football team this season!!


Kelley said...

I love your post! The pictures are great! Glad your team did so well. Go Hogs today!

MarshaMarshaMarsha said...

Buddies are the best, especially when they are blessed to be buddies from an early age.

How thoughtful and precious and AWESOME for him to still come around and spend time with y'all!

And the stickers on the helmets? :sniff:

Jake said...

Wow! 3 TDs...that's crazy.

BTW- I'm sure every teenager wishes they had access to your cooking like Burke does.

Kelley said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I bet Blake has introduced my Aunt to Peyton. She will love Peyton. I bet she is walking and dancing and talking. I know she is happy now. I can't imagine how she must have felt not being able to communicate anymore. Her condition was just pitiful. God called her home today. I am sad, but I have awesome memories. She was there for all of the milestones in my life. (She was in the nursing home when MK was born. I took my little one to see her though.)Thanks again for always lifting me up.