Baby Braden Petska

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Calling All Angels..........

Dear B,
Can you see us, can you touch us, can you feel our heavy hearts as we grieve deeply remembering you in your final moments just a year ago? As the hour approaches when you took your last breath, I'm reminded of how unfair it is for a mama and dadda to lose their child....I'm reminded of how much I grieve you, your presence, your future, and everything about you. I'm eternally proud to have been your mama here on earth, to have loved you, known you, and held you when you took your first breath and your last. We will never be the same for knowing you, loving you, and sadly losing you. Wishing we could have one last moment, one more monster hug and kiss from you....until we see you in heaven....we love you our sweet, sweet boy.

Holding you closer than ever to our, tomorrow, and always,
Your Mama, Dadda, and O

Calling all angels
Calling all angels
Walk me through this one
Don't leave me alone
Calling all angels
Calling all angels
We're tryin', we're hopin'
We're hurtin', we're lovin'
We're cryin', we're callin'
We're not sure how this goes

Finally, I've found a way to share a video link of B through photobucket. I tried to attach a link, but you'll have to copy and paste below. The screen looks a little long and narrow - not sure what happened when it transferred to photobucket:¤t=M2U01094.flv

I also want to revisit one of the slide-shows Kim made for us:


Blogger Lisa and Dennis Eisele said...

Hugs, Love, and Prayers

Lisa & Dennis

9:08 PM  
Blogger Carla Erickson said...

You and Rich are heavy on my mind tonight. Thank you for sharing the video and slide show, I didn't want either of them to end. Saying extra prayers for you both tonight. Hoping you feel B's warmth around you. Love and hugs....Carla

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

There is a heaviness here too... even from this distance, the Podolski house is a little quieter tonight, feeling the weight of your loss.
Sweet Braden, I pray your love and lightness can wrap around your parents tonight. You are not forgotten... you are still touching lives...
Kar and Jer

10:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steph and Rich, I sit here struggling for things to say. My heart hurts for the pain that you are feeling. I can only continue to pray for your healing and for your strength during these difficult hours. All my love sent too you, Sara H.
God Bless The Angels....,

10:45 PM  
Anonymous Larry and Marlene said...

Tonight we watched "The Good Wife" on CBS. For those who have never watched it, it is about a law firm in Illinois. The episode was about a mother who was pregnant with a HLHS baby. Larry and I could not believe that tonight of all nights, we were hearing that medical term again ... HLHS.

Thanks for sharing with us your journey. We only wish we could say something to take away your pain that has not been already said. We will miss that beautiful baby boy, Braden.
Love and Lots of Hugs,
Larry and Marlene

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer Repp said...

Lots of prayers tonight. Calling ALL angels for comfort, peace and strength!

From One Heart family to another~

Jennifer Repp

12:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking and praying for you on this day. May it be filled with great memories and may you feel the love and support surrounding you on this day.
Anne Blaine

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thinking of you, your family, and little B...praying for peace, comfort and happy memories to surround you today!

Heart hugs!
Jen Sadowski

6:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have my little bear pin right next to my heart today. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love your way from MA.

Jenny, Evan, Miles and Sam xoxo

7:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Petska Family,

Thinking of you and your family today. What a sad day this date marks for you and your family. My heart goes out to you.

Melissa Laughlin

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steph and Rich,
Sending you love and hugs today.

Katherine Frontier

9:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You were the last thing I thought about last night and the first thing I thought about this morning.

It is still too hard to understand why things like this happen. Feeling your pain and always sending prayers for your strength. Surrounding all of you with hughs...Love, Kim (Gatiss) Funnell

12:02 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

Thank you for sharing this video of this sweet little angel, he makes me laugh through the tears of today. We have been thinking of you and sending you both our love. I'm so sorry that today is here, but am grateful for you both that it is one anniversary come and gone. Keep holding on tight to each other.

Love you - Angie, Jeff, and Cameron

12:45 PM  
Blogger ESolgos said...

Dear Steph, Rich and Owen, Our hearts are joined with yours today in sadness and grief for sweet Braden. I couldn't help but think as the sun shone so brightly today that it was Braden smiling down on you today, warming you with his presence. Sending you love, hugs and prayers,
Erika, Casey, Evelea, Carter and Sitota

5:47 PM  

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