Happy 21st Birthday Bud!!!
WE MISS YOU SO....
As you can see from the photos (which most were taken months or a year of two before he passed away) that Tyson was always a very FUN and LOVING person. People were drawn to him because of his kind and warm personality. Whether he was at home, at a party, or sick in the hospital... he was always smiling and positive about life. His attitude was an inspiration to all who knew him. He had such a unique sense of humor that kept us laughing all the time. That is one of the things I miss most about him. There was never a dull moment with Tyson around....
At the cemetery on Tyson's 21st Birthday to celebrate one amazing life!!!
Each year on his birthday we gather with family and some of Tyson's friends to honor his life by writing notes of our memories and love for him and attaching them to balloons. I also have an email address on the card so if someone finds it they can email us and tell us where the balloon was found. So far in the past four years we have been doing this, we have received only a handful of responses. One was found about 100 miles away. This year a few were found right in our city. That's what a lack of wind will do!
Then we set up some fireworks around his grave and light them and watch and LISTEN as they go off knowing that Tyson is right there with us getting a bigger thrill out of it than any of us. Saying Tyson loved fireworks, is a huge understatement. So far we haven't been arrested!
Tyson LOVED all little children. He especially adored his little niece Mackenzie who was only three when he passed away. She still talks about him ALL THE TIME and remembers him so well.
I am holding little Taylr. She is the daughter of one of his dearest friend's Brooke. He would've loved this one so much too!
After the balloons and fireworks, we then indulge ourselves (in Tyson's honor of course!) in Chocolate Ecstasy. It was Tyson's favorite!
We look forward to Tyson's birthday each and every year because that gives a set time to REMEMBER and HONOR and CELEBRATE such a remarkable person's life.
♥♥♥How we love you Tys!!!♥♥♥