This convoy is Police from all over Mass who are on their way to RI to surprise 7 year old Tyler for his birthday. Tyler is fighting leukemia for the 2nd time. His mom put out to the world that for his birthday she asked police and fire fighters to send him cards. Well they're doing more Than that. They are surprising him at his house where he'll be sworn in as a deputy and taking him to lunch. They're expecting hundreds of officers from all over New England to show up for this little boys ENORMOUS birthday. Just goes to show you their is still good left in this world.
My Sydney Lea got award for her effort on her in volleyball!!! So proud of momma a girl and all that she has accomplished.
Day 7, gratitude

Pheresis today Sis. This is for you. I am your “proxy”. LOL.
Love you a bushel & a peck, a hug around the neck, a mile & a quarter, a nickel, a dime & a penny. Love Dad.

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February 27, 2017
Kimberly's Dad here

Hey Sis,
Twenty seventh of February so you know where my mind has been today although it is frequently there, thinking about you, it’s just more intense today. Fifteen months, wow, never thought about going that long without seeing you. Yeah, we had long stretches where we didn’t get to see each other but of course that was due to you being in Massachusetts and me being 8 hours, 400 miles away. If we had only known during those long st...retches, they would not have been as lenghty no matter how difficult it would have been to make it happen. Your voice is still fresh in my mind, it will be always. Those big BROWN eyes that laughed, that sparkled, that glowed with mischievous deeds and acts that could only come from you along with two younger accomplices at times. My Three Musketeerettes, you and your sisters – what haven’t y’all done at times? Would give anything for one more hug, to hear one more “it will be ok Daddy”, “I love you Daddy”, one more of your laughs that now belong to your 11-year-old, soon to be 12-year-old niece. Yep, Belle has your laugh and I didn’t realize it until last summer at the pool. When I hear it, it made the hair on the back of my neck stand up but it sure put a smile on my face because it was you and I know how much you would enjoy that. Just kind of rambling today so better close for now because if I don’t I will run the internet out of paper or ink, maybe both. LOL Hate the loneliness that exists without you but I wouldn’t trade the loneliness for anything if it meant that you would have to continue to suffer the way you did. It wasn’t fair, it never is, never has been for anyone, any family that has dealt with this pain in the butt called Cancer, Leukemia, ALL – whatever it is!!! I still believe that you will have a hand in the cure once it is found and it will be found eventually. Keep an eye on all of us, keep your hand on Sydney and Maddie – the have a lot to face as they continue toward adult hood. I miss you so much, so very much. Gotta go but before I do, there is one more thing
I love you a bushel and a peck, a hug around the neck, a mile and a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny.
Love, LOve, LOVe, LOVE you My Brown Eyed girl!!

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Kimberly's Dad here
Dad here Sis,
Today is the 30th and while it is my birthday and supposed to be happy, it also the day that we had your funeral service in North Attleboro so to say that it has been an entirely happy day would be quite a stretch. Kimberly there are so many things that I wish I had said to you, so much that I wish we had talked about not that we didn’t talk about things and profess our love for each other as Dad and Daughters are supposed to do but just lif...e in general. Maybe someone will read this and realize that there is no unimportant discussion to have with a daughter or a son or a spouse for that matter. Things need to be said and feelings expressed. I still miss you every day and yesterday, Jan 29 seemed to bring out more of that loneliness from your death that I have experienced in mid-November. Not going to get long winded here (and this time I promise) but just want to say that I love you, I miss you so much. I know I don’t miss you any more than any other parent who has lost a child but you were mine and that is the difference for me. Keep watching over all of us. I truly miss your birthday call and I suppose that will be an every year occurrence because I don’t see these feelings going away but then again, they aren’t supposed to are they. Well, better go, Jewish Mom is taking me to Copper Canyon (our favorite restaurant) for dinner and I need to get ready. Miss you so much, words can’t describe but I have to believe that you know that.
You never ever, ever, ever, gave up
I love you a bushel and a peck, a hug around the neck, a mile and a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny.
Love you Always, Always, Always.

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January 2, 2017
Kimberly’s Dad here.
Happy New Year’s Sis,
I purposefully didn’t write during Christmas. When I write, I want it to be special and not just because I feel a responsibility to do so. Oh, I could write every day to tell you how much I love you and miss you but I don’t think that is the thing to do. You were special and when I write to you, or about you I want it to be special – to honor you, to, to keep your memory alive. Of course, I will never need to keep... your memory alive as it I usually think about you shortly after waking up and then off and on all day until I go to sleep. As you would expect, somedays I think of you more often than I do on other days. Today has been one of those days where I think about you almost constantly. That seems to happen on the days that I go to the gym and I think it is because I am by myself, listening to my IPod (C&W of course) and since I am alone, the music just brings back SO many memories going back over the years.
The good news is I made it to 2017. For me, 2016 pretty much sucked. You left in Nov 2015 and things just never really seemed to get better after that. Oh, I learned to cope and realize that you aren’t coming back but it still made for a yucky 2016. We talk to Sydney on a regular basis and did finally talk to Maddie around Christmas – it had been six months but hopefully we will talk her to her more often going forward. Don’t have to tell you that we worry about both girls a lot but that is being Gramma and PawPaw. Going to bring this to a close for now. I know we don’t get “do overs” but that doesn’t stop me from wishing they were allowed. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and from Jewish Mom Happy Hanukkah – that way we cover all the bases. I miss you so much, so, so much. I’ll see you one day and I know that you’ll be waiting for me with open arms.
I love you a bushel and peck, a hug around the neck, a mile and a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny.
Love you, love you, love you always

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Maddie - I think you go to this page sometimes and since I don't have access to your FB page, I hope I can get our Happy Birthday to you here! Thirteen years!!! Wow, the time has flown and you are now a teenager - doesn't seem possible but it is and you have so much to look forward too. Gramma and I love you and miss you very much. Hope you had a good birthday and that school is going good for you. I want you to know that Gramma and I love you as much as ever, no more than ever and would love to have a Maddie hug. Stay sweet, remember that we love you and that is something that will never change. And just like for your Mom, your aunts and your cousins, "I love you a bushel and a peck, a hug around the neck, a mile and a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny.

Kimberly you were so special & had so much love to give. You deserved so much better in life. Today you can soar, soar, soar!
I miss you. 💔😢😇❤️.
Daddy (you always said Daddy, not Dad)

Kimberly's Whoopin' A.L.L

So many thoughts and things to ponder...9 years ago I was happy to be in the middle of my labor being induced (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOMORROW TO MY MADELINE ANN INEZ)... and
today I'm praying for God to let me live to see my grand babies someday. Cancer wether it be leukemia or a tumor form is scary I don't know what tomorrow brings and that's ok. I know when God is ready for
Me he's ready. I've screwed
up a ton in my life and I made a TON of mistakes and that's ok too. Because I won't be forsaken and God is holding my hand and guiding me through
this journey through the Valley.
I want to break down, I want to loose it, I want to punch something and SCREAM WHY
ME?, but I won't or haven't yet anyways. Why you might ask? Because if Jesus was willing to die for my then I figure why be greedy. I want to live!! Does it rip My heart to think this could be one of the last birthdays I see of Maddies yes Lord yes, more than you'll know! And as much as I will fight to live and beat this A.L.L the unknown of what will happen makes a person think. My daughters mean more to me than anything and they know this. They also know how much I love them and God does too. I've raised them and taught them the best I know to do but yet it this still hurts so bad. I have peace to a degree and I'm ok with everything even if I'm scared, its ok. I just ask you to say a prayer for me and hug your loved ones a little harder, tell you spouse or other you love them, and don't leave things unsaid.
Forrest life IS like a box of chocolate you never know what
Your gonna get. Those words are oh so true.

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Kimberly's dad here again

Hey Sis – Yeah its me again just as you knew it would be. Today is December 16, 2016 which isn’t a big deal for most people. However, it is a big deal for me and will always be a big deal for me. You see, let me refresh your memory and let’s go back a few years, 39 of them + a few days. You were born on November 8, 1977 which was a Tuesday. If I am not mistaken, they let us carry you home on Thursday, November 10, 1977. Now let’s fast forward 3...8 years for where this is going and I think you probably know what is coming next. You really went home on November 27, 2015 and I don’t have to tell you how traumatic an event that was and still is for all of us. As I have told you previously, you fought to live giving Leukemia a tough way to go, you NEEGU (You Never Ever Ever Gave Up), you retained your spunk, still had your sarcasm, had your potty mouth (sometimes, but that was you), continued your always wanting to give back and never taking, had your beautiful smile & your radiant beauty right up to your last breath. We were selfish and tried to/ wanted to keep you but it wasn’t meant to be. It was time for your suffering to end and at the exact moment that it was supposed to happen, the Lord took you to your eternal home. Jump ahead now to December 16, 2015 EARLY AM. I boarded one of the first Southwest Air flights out of BWI and flew into TF Green in Providence, RI. I rented a car, drove to North Attleboro, MA and went to Dyer-Lake Funeral Home. It was there I received a beautiful dark brown wooden container which held your ashes. I placed you in the car with me, WE drove to TF Green, boarded a flight to BWI and on December 16, 2015, I brought your home with me for the last time. We have spread some of your ashes here in the back yard at our house in Gaithersburg, some are spread with Gran and O at Knowles Cemetery and the best is that some are spread under the old tire swing that "O" loved to push you and your sisters on at their old home place and the rest that we have are kept here with Jewish Mom and me.
Now, more so than ever before, I love you a bushel and a peck, a hug around the neck, a mile and a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny.
I miss my hugs around the neck
Love you always, Always, ALWAYS,
Dad (me)

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Kimberly's Dad here
Danny G Norris checked in to Potomac Presbyterian Church.
3 hrs · Potomac ·
Compassionate Friends candle light service for those children that are no longer with us. We are here for you Kimberly 😇😢. Thinking of you & how much we miss you.
Love you a bushel & a peck, a hug around the neck, a mile & a quarter, a nickel, a dime & a penny. 😉. Seriously now, you knew that was coming 💔❤️❤️💛💗💖❣️💚💕💘💝💞💙💜💓💟...
Love you forever & a day!!😍

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Nov 30
Dad here again Sis
Yeah, it’s me again. It’s not like you didn’t know that I would be here typing at some point. What can I say that I haven’t already said? One thing that comes to mind is that I want everyone to know that these letters that I write to you, or for you, are meant to keep you and your memory alive for all of us. There isn’t anything here about me, or for me, these are all meant for you. I do this because I love you and I will do whatever it takes to...

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Dad here Sis - You may not realize what today is because there really isn't a need for calendars where you are but today is Nov 27 and I'll explain the signifigance of today to you.

Nov 27, 2015 @ 6:01 PM you slid into your perfect fitting, made only for you, super sleek, four winged drive, turbo charged angel wings, and took off for points known only to those who cross over to the better life and we were left in a world without you. Today at 6:01 PM you will have been gone...

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Dad here again Sis - You knew I would
One year ago, today at 12:30 PM we hugged, kissed each other on the cheek and said “I love you” to each other. I was headed to the airport to return to MD and you were going in the house to rest from our trip to IHOP and to the store for some much needed shopping. I know I didn’t give it a thought that it would be the last time we looked at each other and said those three words. Looking back on our time together that weekend, I believe...

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Kimberly's Dad here
Last photo of Kimberly and me taken one year ago today. Shortly after this was taken I left for the airport. Didn't have any reason I would be returning in less than two weeks and she would no longer be with us.

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Dad here Sis to tell everyone about yesterday
On Kimberly’s birthday, Tuesday, 11/08, I wrote to her and said the following “You will be in my thoughts all day (as usual) so if you get a chance send me a sign today that you know I am thinking about you on this special day.” Tuesday was a beautiful day with blue skies and very few clouds to be seen. As I went through the day I didn’t receive anything “special” that I would consider as being a sign of any sort from Kimberly. ... I had a dentist appt at 3:00 PM for repairing my lower, right, rear molar that broke when I was in Louisiana visiting Jillian, Blake and the girls last week (Sunday 10/30). Fortunately for me the broken tooth was not sensitive to heat, cold and didn’t interfere with eating, chewing, etc, there was no pain whatsoever. As I settled into the dentist’s chair, Dr Dinkins and I were talking and I asked about, Mandy, his daughter that lives in Texas. He replied that she was fine and that today, Nov 8th was her birthday. I was slightly surprised to hear that it was her birthday but I was even more surprised when he followed that up by speaking to his dental assistant and calling her by her name, Kimberly. My jaw dropped, I took a deep breath and told both that they didn’t know it but they were part of a sign for me from Kimberly. I had a feeling come over me that I cannot describe even now. I wanted to cry but I was too happy and bubbly inside for tears to show. I have no doubt that Kimberly was with me when that tooth broke and she protected her Daddy (who was 800 miles from his dentist) from the pain that typically goes along with an occurrence such as this). The rest of the story is that they called and changed my appt time from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM which coincided with the time that the dental assistant was working. I have no doubt that Kimberly Dawn Norris was right there with me, the dentist & the dental assistant in that dentist office yesterday.
I love you a bushel and a peck, a hug around the neck, a mile and a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny.

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Dad here Sis,
It's hard to believe that I can "only" write you and not call you anymore to wish you Happy Birthday. Have a great birthday free of pain, hurt, worry and all that BS that went along with ALL. You of all people didn't deserve that but nothing we can do about it. I love you, would love a big BDay hug and kiss but that isn't possible. You will be in my thoughts all day (as usual) so if you get a chance send me a sign today that you know I am thinking about you on this special day. I miss you, love you and wish, oh how I wish we just had one more day. Love you a bushel and a peck, a hug around the neck, a mile and a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny.
Love ya, love ya, love ya,
Dad SWAK!!

Dad here Sis to wish you a Happy Birthday.
November 7, 2016
Happy Birthday Sis. I can’t be there or call to wish you a happy birthday this year as I have since you made your entrance to the world @ 9:44 PM on Nov 8, 1977. I don’t know where the years went which makes me sad because there were so many memories and so much hope for new and exciting memories to come. Your birthday this year will be the grandest one yet as you are in the presence of Royalty that is beyond al...l others. Your Gran & O are there to celebrate with you as are Airplane Nana, Floyd & Ruth, Mama Lucille, your Uncle Ronald, great grandparents that you never saw here on earth, Floyd & Helen Raines who you loved and who loved you, friends from high school, Uncle Deward and Aunt Ann – the list goes on and on. There are a lot of people thinking about you and this birthday that would have been #39. Me, very little time goes by during my waking hours when I don’t think about you. So many things remind me of you and your smile, your laugh, the way you said “Daddy” or “Dannyman” or “Pawpaw” or any number of ways that you had to call me and get my attention. Just want you to know how much you are missed, loved, cherished and how thankful I am for your love and all the times----Good time, bad times, up and down times – it doesn’t matter and I think I can speak for you, both of us this is what it would be. Stay true to the love – that doesn’t mean you aren’t going to have times when you disagree and there may be times when you don’t like each other for a few minutes because nothing is ever perfect, however, nothing can or will ever replace UNCONDITIONAL LOVE and that doesn’t just mean between a husband and wife, a dad/mom and their kids, cousins to cousins, friend to friend – UNCONDITIONAL LOVE cuts across all things. You taught me the importance of saying I’m sorry, thank you, please, your welcome, have a good day. I could go on and on but on this night, the night before your birthday, I want to say HAPPY HEAVENLY BIRTHDAY and I know that one day you will be waiting for me with open arms and that gorgeous smile of yours. You are missed so much Sis. I love you, I love you, I love you.
For good measure, you know what’s coming so here goes:
I love you a bushel and a peck, a hug around the neck, a mile and a quarter, a nickel, a dime and a penny.

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Kimberly's Dad again - Sydney, Kimberly's 18 year old daughter is having Scoliosis surgery, Wednesday, 11/2 at Childrens Hospital in Little Rock. Please remember her in your prayers. On Wednesday, I will post here after she is out of surgery & I have spoken to the surgeon