Happy 17th Birthday in Heaven Dear Son, I love you

I drove down to Laurinburg, N.C. where my parents live to celebrate Ricky’s 17th heavenly birthday.

Ricky loved visiting Laurinburg and some of his happiest memories are here.

My father planted a memorial Live Oak tree the first birthday after he passed.

Being near that tree, being where he was so incredibly loved, means so much.

Wish my son a happy birthday in Heaven, please.

My mom holds a photo of Ricky when he was a baby.

You are loved, you are missed, you are celebrated.