Eleven. 11. XI.

Eleven. 11. XI.


Two days old, May 23, 2003

Eleven years ago today, you graced us with your presence. You caught us off guard by coming a little bit early and taking forever to be delivered.

You caught us off guard by being so aware, so beautiful, so wise. From the moment you arrived, your eyes told your story.

They were wide and bright, inquisitive and alert. They knew too much.

They knew you had a short time.

When I look back at your pictures, so very few of them, your eyes are always open. I see wisdom and love and know that you lived the life you were meant to live.

It wasn’t to be a long life, but it was to be long enough to touch hundreds and thousands of hearts. It was long enough to leave your mark.

But no matter how many hearts and lives you touched, I would trade it all to have you back.

Happy 11th birthday in Heaven, baby boy. Every breath I take is for you.


For more information:

Late Onset Group B Strep

Charlie’s Story




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  1. Hugs and love to you
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  2. Happy birthday to your beautiful angel! Sending you love today mama. ♡

  3. Sending you love today, my friend. And all days.

  4. Oh, Jana. Happy birthday to your boy. I bet he’s having the BEST party in Heaven today.
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  5. Oh, Jana, he’s just beautiful. My heart is with you today.

  6. Hugging you so hard today, Jana. What beautiful children, and words you make. Thank you for sharing both of these gifts so freely here. Charlie was lucky to have you, if even for such a short while.
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  7. Jana, thinking of you today and carrying your whole family in my heart.

  8. {{{HUGS}}}
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  9. Bless you, Jana (and Jason, Charlie and Henry too.)

    Celebrating Charlie today is celebrating the everlasting love between you and your family. I wish you joy as you remember.

    Take care,

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  10. Love and peace to you and your boy, Jana. He is beautiful.

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