When we originally asked for stories about Tim, we had no idea what we were going to receive. Then they came in multitude, in all forms imaginable from photographs to poems, from songs to anecdotes. They have been funny, heartwarming and educational. We have found so much joy in this form of celebration that we invite you to continue this sharing here.
This year included the special twist of a Red Sox World Series win, something I was actually dreading, as we were in the ER during the last winning game, a most difficult ( grey sky) time. Yet somehow again he finds a way to turn the sky blue. Knowing his family and most of his friends ( maybe not all the New Yorkers !) are fans too. I think his plan must be to cloud the ER memories and replace with a blue sky win, enabling us to again enjoy a favorite, positive past time .
Even I have to smile today, at least a little .
Another very special "blue sky" highlight this year.
John Timothy Brereton arrived almost exactly on Tim's birthday, has to bring more than a little smile to anyone! All who know John and Mary know how special this is.
As Tim once said "everyone is happy and laughing when John is around".
We are thrilled as having added 3 boys to our family since 2007, no one could take that name. That now it is again associated with happiness and laughter is so special and delightful!
May he always be smiling.
And more blue skies will keep coming if you look for them.
"I think I'll go outside for a while and just smile..." can't hear it without thinking of him!
Last August we were packing up and trying to sort out 40 years of "stuff" , so different this year in the quiet, calm setting on Martha's Vineyard. We were somewhat anxious leaving a home with so many good memories , but we did not leave the memories there. And so nice to see the new owners enjoying and caring so nicely for Tim's home.
Also nice to realize every day that Tim enjoyed many visits here and we can see that in many of his photos ! Seems he always managed to enjoy time here ( and everywhere ), the loop de loop plane ride with Shaina on his birthday here, teaching his sister how to manage his nephew and niece after a class in pediatrics combined with his psychology degree ( though no experience ), searching for photo opportunities and parking car in middle of dark road so headlights would light his subject !
And the many opportunities to share time here with friends , when all Rosselli's ( his other family) were here on vacations, or golfing with brothers ( some unique matches ), Cel and Pete welcoming him and friends to stay , "Bert", Ross, Laura, Shaina all share pleasant, fun memories here. Actually just writing those things makes me realize more to appreciate here.
Guess that's what "the blue sky" is about!
Thanks to so many I have heard from throughout the year and sorry if I did not always respond!!! Will try to improve on that. Hope all of you are well and enjoying life and getting enough hugs !
And hope many of you were able to enjoy the pictures now available.
Love and hugs, Marianne