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The precious little boy from New Braunfels Texas that stole the hearts of many and was wise beyond his years was laid to rest today after passing away in Seattle on 12.15.16. I’m thankful my husband was able to leave work early today and bring me to pay our respect to the kindest God loving little soul I’ve ever met. Never in my life have I know a child to have his level of strength and a permanent smile on his face regardless of his pain. He always had wisdom to share with others. Including these words that his mama recently shared on his Rally for Rowan Facebook page that he wrote for a doctor that had lost a patient in a room next door to him:

Being able to follow this little guy and witness his faith, love for others, and amazing strength was a true blessing. Thank you Carrie for sharing your sweet boy with the world.

To learn more about Rowan and his incredible decade on this earth check out his mama’s blog at: 

Rest in peace Rowan, you’ll be missed by many.


“20 things a mother should tell her son” blog

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I love stumbling upon these types of blogs through Facebook or Pinterest and being able to share them with my children, this one is for our only son. I think we’ve covered all of twenty of these facts, but as he is about to turn 18, a good reminder never hurts, right?

“20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son”

1. Play a sport. It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble. And maybe even throw or catch.

2. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don’t take something away from her that you can’t give back.

3. Use careful aim when you pee. Somebody’s got to clean that up, you know.

4. Save money when you’re young because you’re going to need it some day.

5. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom. Now please go use them.

6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.

7. Don’t ever be a bully and don’t ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.

8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.

9. Treat women kindly. Forever is a long time to live alone and it’s even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.

10. Take pride in your appearance.

11. Be strong and tender at the same time.

12. A woman can do everything that you can do. This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M. Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.

13. “Yes ma’am” and “yes sir” still go a long way.

14. The reason that they’re called “private parts” is because they’re “private”. Please do not scratch them in public.

15. Peer pressure is a scary thing. Be a good leader and others will follow.

16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.

17. Be patriotic.

18. Potty humor isn’t the only thing that’s humorous.

19. Please choose your spouse wisely. My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.

20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.20140217-194750.jpg