Sobering Sunday…

Today is dedicated to Tanner Barbara.  No I didn’t know him personally as he was a year behind my boys at the Murphy School in Weymouth.  However, I am sure I have seen him in the many Winter and Spring concerts, the book fairs, the Math nights and the Halloween Vocabulary parades through the years.

Tanner passed this past week of a sudden illness which not only has taken him from this life, but also robbed the countless others whom he has touched in his young life.

I am filled with emotion at his passing and the devastating loss his parents and siblings must be filled with at this time.  It serves as a harsh reminder to me as a Mom of a nine and ten year old how finite our time is on this earth….Let us go forth and rejoice in our children being children.

My lessons for the day…

1.     Say I love you as many times as you can fit in a day!

2.     Don’t sweat the small stuff such as an unmade bed, socks on the floor…

3.     Thank God everyday for the gift of being a Mom…

Thank you Tanner…may you be lifted up on Angel’s wings…
Tanner J. Barbara, the beloved 8-year-old son of John A. and Rebecca M. (Klink) Barbara of Weymouth, passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Tanner was a 3rd grade student at the Murphy Elementary School in Weymouth. He was a natural, high energy athlete, excelling at everything he became involved in. He loved playing street hockey, organized flag football and was a member of the Ellis Gymnastic Boys Team in Braintree. Tanner was also an avid collector of crystals and a student of the holistic benefits of them. Loving brother of Evan J. and Dylan R. Barbara, Tanner is also survived his paternal grandparents, John Barbara of New York and Sandi (Demko) Sills of Pennsylvania; maternal grandparents, John and Doreen (Lasch) Klink of Pittsfield; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the McDonald Funeral Home, at 809 Main St. (Rte. 18 opposite South Shore Hospital), South Weymouth, Monday evening 4-8 p.m. Funeral from the funeral home Tuesday morning at 8:30 to be followed by a funeral Mass in the Sacred Heart Church at 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Tanners memory may be made to the Tanner Barbara Memorial Gymnastics Fund, c/o Ellis Gymnastics, 15 Columbian St., Braintree, MA 02184.


About formangirl

Married and Mom to two my sweet boys Alexander and Noah. Also FurMom to Rocky the Pug. Avid Family Historian and Scrapbooker.
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