Friday, March 27, 2009

I Smile When I Drink My Coffee

Each morning when I make coffee now, I smile. I commonly choose a 'Diego' cup that he was given at Christmas last year. There were a pair of them and they came with hot chocolate.

Daily, before making my coffee, I would ask him if I could use his 'Diego' cup. After giving me permission, he would say, very consistently, "You know. I have two of those." He would raise his eyebrows and tilt his head like it was the very first time he was telling a stranger about his special mugs.

There was a time I forgot to ask him. He politely corrected me, saying "You really should ask before you use it. But it's OK."

Sometimes I'm overwhelmed by the need to see him, hold him, talk with him, explain things to him, love him, put him to bed...I miss him. But it's OK, because when I drink my coffee I can smile, remembering him.


Jen said...

Henry had good taste in cartoon characters :-)

I'm so glad that you're able to smile at your happy memories of him. Thanks for sharing them.

Ami Czorapinski said...

And because of posts like this, we can smile and remember as well!

Anonymous said...

Just dropping a note that you continue to be in our prayers daily.

Sareen and Kevin Hebb

Anonymous said...

how precious....thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blog Bryan!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings. You are in my prayers daily.

Anonymous said...

My hero, what a guy.
I miss him too.


Anonymous said...

I think we all have our special things that remind us of Henry. For me recently it was the basket of cars that I got out for him to play with. They are still sitting in the family room and Sammi has enjoyed playing with them recently as well. It brought a smile to my face to think of him, but also a tear. I can't begin to imagine how badly you must miss him, but I too am glad that you can find things to recall that puts a smile on your face. Henry would like that.

Love, Julie, Brad, Patrick, Andrew and Samantha

Anonymous said...

It's nice to know that you can have your morning cup of coffee with Henry now, and that a small part of your day can make you smile.

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet story. Thank you for sharing. Diego is a character that Henry and Sophia agreed on. Sounds like you have the most special cup of coffee every morning.

Lots of hugs,
Shirley, Wayne, Fiona, and Angel Sophia

...tom... said...


A.M. coffee always brings a smile to my face.

Glad to hear that your A.M. coffee now brings a special smile to your face.


Anonymous said...

Dear Bryan,
What would we do without our morning coffee?? I'm so glad that your morning cup of coffee makes you smile. Thanks for the heart-warming story.
Gina,Craig,Carinna, and Corey