The MOHD Squad is grateful for the quiet day we shared…it included yummy food and a quiet afternoon at the cemetery. We talked a little but mostly just sat quietly.
We received so many lovely texts and messages today but one I got from Katie’s mom stands out…she wrote, in part, “Wrapping you all in our love today and remembering how hard the ‘last first’ was…”. Yes, there is truth in that. As hard as the this past year has been and as sad as today is, it is our last “first” without Rudy…from here on out our memories of Rudy will be in a more distant past and that doesn’t feel good either. So, we cling to the memories we have and the memories you all continue to share with us and recall them often so as not to feel so far away from this treasure of a boy we loved well in his lifetime and continue to love & honor in our day to day. Thank you for helping us celebrate him with your CARS cars (I’m going to miss those daily Amazon deliveries!! Ha Ha) and for “Paying it Forward for Rudy” today. We are grateful for your investment in his life through your hands on care, your friendship, your prayers, your support…and now in his legacy. We are beyond humbled and, as always, forever grateful!
Rolf’s poem sums it up beautifully:
A whole year past But I’m back there in an instant
Growling like a bear
You giggle and set off on an escape you hope won’t succeed
Pressed so close we breathe the same air I shake with your laughter Aware of the tapping in your chest against mine
Yearning that the overwhelming love in my heart could somehow add to the beating of yours