Tuesday, February 9, 2010

About Drew

Drew is my son. He loved the color purple, dressing up in princess costumes, playing with his twin sister, having books read to him by mommy or daddy, and eating avocados. He had the longest eyelashes and he was quite a charmer. If you called him some silly name like Drewiefantastico, he would respond "I'm just Drewie." If you asked to change his pull-up he would invariably say "Not right now please." He knew most of his upper and lower case letters and enjoyed going to preschool.

He passed away unexpectedly in his sleep in February 2009 on Ash Wednesday. He was three. The cause of his death is still unclear despite the autopsy. We will never know for sure why he stopped breathing.


  1. Aw what a beautiful boy. I love his "Not right now please", that is so charming. I get such a strong sense of Drew's character from your writing. He sounds like such a sweetheart.

    I'm so very, very sorry.

  2. K - I think it must be unbearable to not know why. I hope so much that you will arrive at something approaching peace.

  3. Just found you and I'm so sorry that your beautiful boy died. I love the idea of Kairos - grief does such strange things to our sense of time.