Thursday, July 7

Missing you, little boy.

My dear nephew,

It's been five years today since you left this life, and I still can't believe it, really. I just want you to know that I think about you every day, the same as I think about your brothers and sister. It's really weird not praying for you anymore, since you're already home.

You were here when your sister named me "Aunt Tasty". I'd never had a nickname before that, and even though I was already a grown up, it made me feel special! I couldn't wait until you called me that, too. You said all kinds of funny little cute things, and you sang songs to your mom, but we didn't get around to you calling me that. (We'll get to that later, after I'm done being here too, I suspect.) One of my favorite memories of you is one day I came over to visit you guys and your mom and I were sitting on the couch in the basement in that house on Bluebird. You had your diaper and some jeans on but you had taken off your shirt and you were giggling your butt off. You kept climbing around my head, to my lap, up to my shoulder, behind my head again and again. You were terribly pleased with yourself! And you were absolutely cracking me and your mom up.

Since I have no idea how transition from this life to the next one actually works, you may already know this, but your mom and dad and Jake and Chloe are doing really great. I've never seen anyone miss anyone the way they miss you, but they're doing amazingly well. I just saw them a few days ago, and they are still just as wonderful, hilarious, and loving as they always were. Not only that, but they even had enough love to have your new brothers. I bet you met them already. Your folks named them Jude and Simon, and they are darling! Almost as cute as you were! It's easy to see that God sent them to the right family.

I guess I just wanted you to know that I still think about you every single day. I still miss you when I go see your mom and dad. A picture of your impish face is still in my cube at work, and I still include you in the list of people I adore and talk about to my friends and colleagues.

We'll see each other again.

I love you, little boy.

Always yours,
Aunt Stacey
Seth William Price
April 9, 1998 - July 7, 2000

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maude, you made me cry for Beth and her family for you and yes, for myself. I love you, know that.

*L'ola said...

for the second time in 24 hours you made me cry too. the first was the happiest of happy tears...this one of heartbreaking tears. please tell seth i have a couple of cuties for him to look up when he gets the time.

and i love you.

MajorMike said...

If I show this to your mother, she'll be crying even more than I am.

christ*el #3tx said...

i dont know who you are to always make me cry like that.



does this planet really know what a huge heart resides in your chest? a huge beautiful amazing heart.

VBF said...

Thanks Aunt Tasty,
You'll never know how great it is to have other people remember Seth as we do each day.
We sometimes wish July 7th would just drop off the face of the calender, but since it won't (damn it) we are so thankful to have you and other friends and family help us keep his memory alive.
Love ya lots,
B', Ste'qauh (emphasis on second syllable), J', C' Ju-quah and Si-quah

Allie#3ga said...

there are no words.

Anonymous said...

devilboss here. Love you and agree with everything wonderful that everyone says about you.

Smashlee said...

That's the 2nd time I've cried today without expecting to.

Bless you and your loving heart.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure we can be friends anymore after making me read THAT post. My gawd. Too many tears to count!
xoxox,
Shan

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