Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Robi

32 years ago today Robi came to this earth. Its been almost 2 months since he left. His time here was so short. I still ask myself the question, "Did we really have a funeral for Robi?" Was that real? I keep thinking he's still going to come over to our house and set up our apple TV :)
What would we do for him to celebrate his day today if he were with us? We would have the biggest birthday party possible! He would choose Texas de Brazil for his dinner and he'd spend the whole day glued to Amber and their girls. He loved them so much.
Amber is having a hard time right now. We've heard that immediately after a death is easier than the pain that comes a few weeks later, that seems to be true in her case. She is coming out of the haze she has been protected by over the last few months and its been very difficult. Today will be a challenge. Let's celebrate his birthday today by doing what he really wants- making his family happy. Send them a note, some flowers, a prayer, drop balloons on the doorstep- whatever you're most comfortable with. But he would like to see his family, especially Amber, happy again. That would be BEST present we could give him.



  1. Amber, Jocelyn & Savannah,
    You are in our hearts and prayers. May you feel the angels around you today and every day as you celebrate Robi. You are such an amazing example of courage and faith to all those around you! It is amazing to read this blog and the comments and know how Robi is still touching lives and changing the world, even from the other side!
    With Love,
    Janelle Gratteau & Family

  2. I just stumbled onto this story today from another blog and I don't know how to send a note to his family, but if they read this I hope they know that a lot of people are praying for their well-being and hope for comfort in their time of loss. I am very sorry for your sorrows. Love, A stranger from the web....