Sunday, June 03, 2007

Remembering Stephen. 3/6/2007

As it is exactly 20 years since Stephen died, Rachel suggested I scan some photos of him on my blog. So here they are: the last full family photo; in Uncle Paul's milk truck (driving U Paul's milk truck?); and 2 not long before he died, one at Cameron's, and a lovely one with Dad, smiling, a week or so before he died.


Blogger sam and becca said...

God bless the little fella.
I miss him and love him.

6/03/2007 7:43 pm  
Blogger baker st jones said...

Thanks Mum; such a precious little boy, I can only now understand how it must have been for you to lose him as a parent.

6/04/2007 6:39 am  
Blogger gretta at lothlorien said...

Yes. Your little boys, though very much their own little people, do remind me of him, and the vigour and enthusiasm of little boys.

6/04/2007 9:55 am  
Blogger Suse said...

Hi Gretta,
I saw the post Sam made on his and Becca's blog and made a comment of how the childhood memories of this time come flooding back. I remember Stephen (in my own childhood special way - a joyous, cheeky and fun kid) even though I too was little when Stephen died. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pics. Sending you hugs and love xox

6/04/2007 6:27 pm  
Blogger gretta at lothlorien said...

Lovely to have your memories of Stephen too, Suse. Thankyou.

6/04/2007 9:40 pm  
Blogger Megs said...

thanks Mama. I just showed these pics of our precious boy to my friend Lisa, whose littlest, Sophie, has a heart condition, and we both are teary eyed. I wish Stephen didn't feel so far away, so long ago. I wish he was alive with us. Like Tom, I understand your sorrow in a new way now I'm a mother.

I am reading The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver, an excellent book, which I wanted to recommend to you. have you read her?

6/05/2007 9:18 am  
Blogger gretta at lothlorien said...

Yes, I've read Poisonwood Bible. Am not so sure about it, but it's well written.

6/05/2007 4:13 pm  
Blogger Jenny said...

Hi Gretta. Just dropped in on your blog and saw that there were many more photos since last I was here.

They are lovely photos of Stephen. Precious memories.

6/07/2007 8:06 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such lovely photos Gretta. Now I have three boys of my own (and a girl) I have a better idea of how terrible and unbearable it must have been to lose your littlest one. I remember Megan once said Stephen had the nickname 'Nicholas' (knickerless) from when he was potty-training.

6/13/2007 11:24 am  
Blogger baker st jones said...

eddie will be knickerless soon at lothlorien....


6/17/2007 6:12 pm  
Blogger gretta at lothlorien said...

Actually it extended beyond potty-training - he just loved being half naked. Eddie too? Nice to hear from you Kate. I loved your family when we met at Christmas.

6/18/2007 10:25 pm  

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