Baby Braden Petska

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Birthday B-Man!

Dear B,
I hope you caught the balloons we sent you today. I can only imagine you awoke the angels with excitement to celebrate the day God sent you to us 3 years ago....the day that put an extra bounce in our step, a wider smile on our lips, and an expansion to our heart as we loved you more than words could ever express. Here on earth, our hearts were heavy as we continue to long for your presence each and every hold you, smell you, feel your cheek against ours, hear your voice & laughter, play trucks, read to you, and tuck you in. Today we tried our best to honor you by bringing balloons to your favorite places (the park and the library), eating your favorite foods (Grandma Lois even made mac 'n cheese), eating chocolate Diego cake, and releasing balloons with your special friends (Jack, Sydney & Luke).

Happy Birthday Precious B - we miss you more and more each day but know with each passing day comes one step closer to seeing your beautiful smile again.

Holding you closer than ever to our hearts,
Mama, Dadda, and Little "O"

Dear Faithful Blog Followers, I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who contributed to our golf outing and made it a very special and successful event. To see pictures of the evening portion of the event, you can visit: Go into Kim's website and type in heart2009 into the login box. We had a full house with golfers and roughly a total of 250 people for dinner. Some of our doctors (Ghanayem and Cava) and nurses (Melissa A. and Jenny A.) came to joins us, and we were able to introduce 4 of our 6 scholarship winners who came to dinner. Thank you to those who came from near and far to help celebrate Braden's life and Heart of Gold's mission. Thanks to those who also contributed in very special ways - through donations, hole sponsorship, and prayers -we felt them all day.


Anonymous Jeff & Marie said...

Rich & Steph,
Just wanted to let you know that we are thinking about you today. Happy B-day Braden! We love you!

Jeff and Marie

9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Angel...Luv you!!

9:58 PM  
Blogger Jer, Kari, Alayna-Maria said...

What a difficult and important day for you! My heart aches for him to be at your side..
Congratulations on a wonderful success with your golf outing. What an inspiration!
Happy Birthday Braden...the world misses you and celebrates you...

10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sweet way to celebrate such a special little life. Happy Birthday Braden. :) You are all in our thoughts and prayers daily.

Love...Jenny, Evan, Miles and Sam

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Kevin, Erika, SuperSam and Chase Slager said...

The Slager family had another wonderful time celebrating with you and raising money for an amazing charity. Keep up the great work, and remember that you are always in our prayers. SuperSam says, "Happy Birthday Braden!" Peace and Love...

9:40 PM  

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