Mattie Miracle 9th Annual Walk & Family Festival -- Raised over $97,000

Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation Promotional Video

Thank you for keeping Mattie's memory alive!

Dear Mattie Blog Readers,

It means a great deal to us that you take the time to write to us and to share your thoughts, feelings, and reflections on Mattie's battle and death. Your messages are very meaningful to us and help support us through very challenging times. To you we are forever grateful. As my readers know, I promised to write the blog for a year after Mattie's death, which would mean that I could technically stop writing on September 9, 2010. However, at the moment, I feel like our journey with grief still needs to be processed and fortunately I have a willing support network still committed to reading. Therefore, the blog continues on. If I should find the need to stop writing, I assure you I will give you advanced notice. In the mean time, thank you for reading, thank you for having the courage to share this journey with us, and most importantly thank you for keeping Mattie's memory alive.

As Mattie would say, Ooga Booga (meaning, I LOVE YOU)! Vicki and Peter

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation celebrates its 7th anniversary!

The Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation was created in the honor of Mattie.

We are a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. We are dedicated to increasing childhood cancer awareness, education, advocacy, research and psychosocial support services to children, their families and medical personnel. Children and their families will be supported throughout the cancer treatment journey, to ensure access to quality psychosocial and mental health care, and to enable children to cope with cancer so they can lead happy and productive lives. Please visit the website at: and take some time to explore the site.

We have only gotten this far because of people like yourself, who have supported us through thick and thin. So thank you for your continued support and caring, and remember:

.... Let's Make the Miracle Happen and Stomp Out Childhood Cancer!

A Remembrance Video of Mattie

Random Shots of Mattie, Family and Friends

February 25, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tonight's picture was taken in April of 2004, during Mattie's second birthday party. The theme that year was TRAINS. Mattie absolutely loved trains.... all kinds of trains (Thomas, electric trains, Lego trains, etc). That year it was warm enough to serve cake outside on our deck. As you can see Mattie was standing right beside me as I was helping him eat cake. Back then, Mattie did not like to sit still to eat, so I was always shoveling food into him as he was moving. But notice the tell tale sippy cup.... full of milk. This was a Mattie staple, my joke was he drank so much milk, that we should have invested in a cow. 

Quote of the day: The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ~ Dolly Parton

This afternoon, before the weather changed to gray and raining, Sunny and I went out for our walk by the river. On our way home, he was transfixed by a tree! He wasn't looking at clouds or the sun..... but a squirrel. Squirrels get to Sunny every time. He can't wait to chase them, bark at them, and try to ultimately catch one. 

I have had many people observe Sunny chasing squirrels. For the most part people laugh, because I hold him so tightly that when he lunges forward I go flying. I have gotten used to him now, but I do have to prepare myself because Sunny is strong. However, there are many people who love the squirrels and one woman gave a lecture about Sunny's behavior... because she was afraid he will scare away the squirrels and then she won't be able to feed them! 

Meanwhile it is February and look what is popping up in Mattie's memorial garden, outside our front door. It is glorious to see these wonderful daffodils. Peter planted them years ago, and when I see them bloom, I know spring is coming. 
The crocus in Mattie's memorial garden. 
Tonight, we have been invited over to a friend's house for dinner. As a thank you to her for cooking, I bought some flowers and put together this arrangement. I always stick rubrum lilies in many of my arrangements because to me the fragrance is intoxicating! Super special in the cold weather months. 

1 comment:

Margy Jost said...

Daffodils are my favorite flower. Seeing them, reminds me that Spring is on its way.

I think Sunny's fascination with squirrels is interesting. I doubt any amount of barking, could scare them away! Up a tree, maybe but not away!