Are you wondering why someone would title a blog "Mommy's Little Man". Well let me tell you. Brett woke me up at 3:00 in the morning on April 17, 2004 to go to the bathroom - or at least I thought that what he was telling me. Oh no, he was telling me it was time! I woke Chris up from a sound sleep and told him it was time (he was not to thrilled about it since he had two impacted wisdom teeth pulled just two days prior). Off to the hospital we go. After 11 hours of labor, at 2:06 p.m. Brett Alexander Burdick entered into this world and looked into my eyes - it truly was love at first site. All the pain of what I had just went through went out of my mind after looking at my precious son - Mommy's Little Man. From that day forward Brett was my little man.
Brett lived a happy, carefree life. He had lots of friends, loved playdates. He loved the park. He loved outdoors. He loved to swim. He loved to wrestle with his dad. He loved to fight with his sister and brother. He loved pizza. He REALLY loved his pajamas. He loved his lamb. He loved his "blankee". He just started preschool and was looking forward to going to "the big school" with Andrew when he started kindergarten. He started karate in July of 08. He was going to start t-ball in March of 09. He said he was never going to get married, but he was going to have kids.
Unfortunately, kindergarten will never come nor will t-ball. There will be no wedding or children. Tragically on December 7, 2008, my life, our life turned upside down. After an automobile accident he peacefully passed away on December 8, 2008 at 2:47 a.m. He was 4 years old.
I dedicate this blog to my "Little Man". Not one minute, not one second on any given day goes by that I do not think about him. I cry for him and wish that I could hold him. He is forever in my heart and my soul. I one day will see him again - I MUST believe that.
I have started this blog to help myself with the healing process and maybe reach out to others. I am hoping that not all posts will be depressing, but I can't make any promises. I have good days and I have bad ones, so it will really depend on my day.
There is so much I want to type and want to share, but for my first post, this will do. So today, tonight, I would like to leave you with this: If you think your life is bad, take a look around. Someone else always has it worse.