In and On the Water

Will on the water having fun in the sun!

Will on the water having fun in the sun!

Sunday, July 31, 2011 (10 weeks)

Good morning, Willy,

It is another beautiful, blue sky morning and there is not a cloud in the sky.  Mr Blue Sky, hmmm….  Is that you?  Sure, it is.  Our plan is to spend the day on the lake (Koocanusa) in the boat and the only thing that will be missing is you.  You loved waterskiing, (duh, it is “skiing”) and the wake-skate and it was always so much fun to watch you.  It came so Continue reading

The Cold Side of the Pillow

Will's List of "Little Things That Matter"

Will’s List of “Little Things That Matter”

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hey Will,

This morning I woke and as I lay in my bed, the first thing I did was turn over my pillow… to the cold side.  I smiled to myself remembering that this was one of your favourite things in the world…. Ahhh, the cold side of a pillow.  True, for me as well, though it was always an Continue reading

Your Room. Your Bed.

Will's Favourite Stuffies sitting on top of his armoire in his bedroom

Will’s favourite stuffies sitting on top of his armoire in his bedroom

Saturday, September 24, 2011 (4 months, 1 day)

Good morning, WillBilly,

This morning I woke early and went and crawled into your bed.  It feels so … here I go again, bittersweet, to lie under your duvet and as I write this it occurs to me that all of my days seem to be measured by the number of “bittersweets” that it holds.  Your room is a precious time capsule; everything preserved; your things placed just as you’d put them on Continue reading

Fish For Dinner


Tuesday, November 15, 2011 (177 days)

Dear Will,

We’re having fish for dinner tonight and oh, how you disliked fish.  Remember how you’d complain how much we have it?  Weekly, for sure, and on that day you’d hope for a dinner invite at a friend’s home so you didn’t have to even look at it.  I’d never let up on getting you to “just try it”, and even on those rare occasions when you’d succumb to my relentless Continue reading