Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Long Awaited Return...

The boys and I loved having nightly dance parties in the kitchen.  It was kind of our "thing."

Our last videotaped dance party was in February - just two months and one day before he died.


Since April, I haven't wanted to dance that much.  But I still asked Brian every now and then, "Want to have a dance party?"

He didn't.

But tonight... he said yes.  I think we both felt okay dancing.  Like it was time.  So me and my big belly went for it.  And we had fun.  (Keep in mind that the camera adds 60 pounds or so.  And no I'm not having triplets, thank you.)  

The long awaited return of the "dance party..."

We missed you in the kitchen, Gavin.  We miss you everywhere.  But mostly, I miss you in my arms.




35 comments:

  1. perfect! All of them. xo from Florida

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  2. Thank you for sharing! That made me smile :) And I love how the one from February caught Gavin taking steps!

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  3. Love, love, love these. Tears and smiles and hugs...

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  4. You are the cutest Mom ever.....keep dancing! Can't wait to see the first dance party with Hope!

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  5. Love it! You both look so happy!! Hope is looking fantastic as well :)

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  6. Kate, you are just tooo cute. What a great mom you are to Gavin, Brian, Darcey, and Hope!

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  7. I love you working that belly! You are beautiful with Hope and Brian's giggles are seriously infectious!

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  8. Love, love, love. Keep dancing!

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  9. This made me smile for the first time today. You're doing good things, Kate!

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  10. Hope's first dance party too. :) Oh Kate, how my heart breaks for you guys. Praying for you.

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  11. It looked like a healing. What a fun mom, and what great memories.

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  12. You look great! Your babies are blessed to have such a wonderful mama.

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  13. Oh my goodness... please, no more backwards dance moves over uneven floors! But I LOVED the routine and how you both played up to the camera -- so much fun, and I didn't even have the sound on!

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  14. This is AMAZING! You are AMAZING! Glad that you can start to dance again. Brian's giggles were AWESOME!

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  15. LOVE IT! Hooray for moments of joy!

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  16. I love the dancing, but I love the giggling even more! Kudos for some pretty good pregnant mom dance moves! :)

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  17. I'm so happy for you! You will always miss and remember Gavin, but it's ok to dance. p.s. you move pretty darn well for being 7 months pregnant.

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  18. Gavin dancing in the first video= 1st Beautiful MIRACLE!
    Mama, Brian and HOPE dancing in second video= 2nd Beautiful Miracle
    Praise the lord!!!

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  19. I cannot help but think about how fitting that song is on the last video as you danced with Gavin. How could you have known that Gavin would be "torn" from your arms. It is one of my favorite songs.
    Also, what a blessing to have those videos of Gavin!!!

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  20. Oh, Kate, Brian's laugh in the new video is priceless! I'm so happy for y'all (southern reader here...) that you're ready to dance again! And I'm also very impressed at how you move that ridiculously adorable belly around. I bet Hope loved her first dance party!

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  21. Just cried at work. Beautiful.

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  22. This made my heart SO happy this morning. Life is beautiful and so is your family :)

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  23. Loving this, and loving the healing and remembering all at the same time.

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  24. Wow! So much joy and love! Thank you for sharing!

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  25. Laughter is such great medicine, and Brian has the most infectious giggle! And, Kate, has anyone told you lately what a beautiful spirit you are? You radiate love...

    Yours in healing...

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  26. Gavin maximized his life. In every way. Every day. Goodness me! Really? Who does that? Not perfectly behaved, but yet, so inherently optimistic. What a role model. Life's hard for us all at times.
    There were times in my life when I was proud if a color other than beige ended up on my



    child's dinner plate, and I didn't wear the outfit I slept in all day long! Kate, and Ed, hats off to you. For the past, the present and the future! Jenny Page



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  27. Beautiful! That is all.

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  28. God bless you and your beautiful family.

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  29. Love <3 !!! You are in my prayers always. You look amazing and I cannot wait to see Hope and Brian together. He is gonna be a great big brother :)

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  30. All the videos made me happy. Especially the newest one, Brian is so happy :)

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  31. All of these videos are awesome. You look so amazing. Can't wait to see HOPE!! :) Brian's laugh is adorable. So wonderful to see you guys having fun. Gavin is so handsome. I'm sure he was dancing alongside you guys. :)

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  32. These videos are beautiful. One of my tenderest memories with my Grandpa are dancing with him to music on a record player in his study. I stood on his feet and we danced together. I would give anything to have a video of that now. Brian (and someday, Hope, with later videos) will come across these some day when he's all grown up and they will mean so much to him. In the meantime, I know they have touched many of us who follow you from afar!

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  33. This made me smile so much. Brian's laugh is just the best!!!!

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