We lost our precious lil' love to AML Leukemia on March 8, 2010. As an incredibly strong family unit, we fought this horrid disease for 2 1/2 years........only for it to come back a fourth time to finally claim Hunter's life. Zen and I are truly devastated and the beautiful light that used to brighten our days and enhance our souls, no longer exists. Our hearts are truly and forever broken. We have a long journey ahead of us, but we are committed and devoted to surviving and living our life embracing Hunter's amazing spirit. With tremendous honor, we will carry on his legacy of love, his legacy of courage and his remarkable ambition to live strong, live fearlessly and live with passion.

You will remain forever in our hearts baby love. We carry you with us every moment of every hour of every day.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The WISE OWL.......

Nighttime in the desert.
A moon rising on our "PAIN"cation Journey.

Another ingredient that has placed a smile on my face this week. Not only did I have a pleasant dream about Hunter a day ago......but the Owl has also returned. He was extremely present the week before Hunter died and we would hear him at nighttime laying in our bed. The window would be open and Hunter would hear him and say, "mom! whooooo, whoooo". And we'd happily listen to him as we drifted off to sleep.

The Owl has been gone since Hunter died. He returned last night and his wonderful "whoooing" was very welcomed.


  1. oh that is so precious... this made me smile!

  2. Guislaine PickeringMay 25, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Oh that is so nice, I love signs like that, I bet Hunter needed the owl for this of his journey and is now sending him back to you!
    In our school we're using animal totems to represent certain attributes we'd like the children to pick up and the owl is for knowledgeable which I think is fitting for Hunter who has wisdom beyond his years :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thats a neat story Lenore. It seems as though the owl knew about Hunter and wanted to be there with him and now he has returned to be with you and your husband and is awaiting the arrival of your new son!
    I hope your pregnancy is going smoothly and that you are well. I really do enjoy your updates. Take care!! :)

  4. Janet Melton Byrum - Oh the signs!!! Prefect:) embrace them and let them fill your heart. Hows the Ryder Man doing?

  5. Hi Lenore, I came across your blog a few months ago and have been touched and inspired by your beautiful son. I have two boys of my own and since the first day I read your blog it seems I hug them a little tighter, this is all because of Hunter. Please know that he has made a difference, even in the lives of strangers. I finally decided to post b/c this last "owl" entry reminded me of something that may be of interest to you. Lisa Leonard is an amazing jewelery designer and mom to two boys as well. Just yesterday I ordered a necklace from her website (lisa leonard designs)and it is an owl with the phrase whoo do you love? You can personalize it with any names you wish. Thought it would be perfect for you after reading this last entry. Check it out. God bless. Sonia