Lincoln asked to throw a party for Charlie's birthday a few weeks ago, so we did just that. Rather than Spider-Man, he picked an angel theme, since "Charlie lives with the angels". We welcomed people in to our teeny apartment, and we celebrated his brother. We sang happy birthday and Lincoln blew out the candle for him. At bedtime, we talked about  how special he is for celebrating his brother and how proud I am of him for having such a sweet heart that he would throw his brother a birthday party and make sure others celebrate. At so many points, I've worried about the effect Charlie's life and death would have on him, but instead of tearing him down, it's built a compassion, an empathy, something we call Lincoln's "superhero heart". These two boys are the best thing about me. ❤️
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  • lexibehrndtLincoln asked to throw a party for Charlie's birthday a few weeks ago, so we did just that. Rather than Spider-Man, he picked an angel theme, since "Charlie lives with the angels". We welcomed people in to our teeny apartment, and we celebrated his brother. We sang happy birthday and Lincoln blew out the candle for him. At bedtime, we talked about how special he is for celebrating his brother and how proud I am of him for having such a sweet heart that he would throw his brother a birthday party and make sure others celebrate. At so many points, I've worried about the effect Charlie's life and death would have on him, but instead of tearing him down, it's built a compassion, an empathy, something we call Lincoln's "superhero heart". These two boys are the best thing about me. ❤️

  • jmlindberg❤❤❤
  • alyssajordansmommyWow. 💙
  • raeney02Love this Lexi! Happy Birthday Charlie😍
  • umbrellaboxesLove it! What a sweet boy. We celebrate on our babies' birthdays and my living kiddos love it. Cake pops or cupcakes and we sing "Happy Birthday." Sometimes we talk about how old they would be and maybe do something fun that they think our babies would have liked if they were here. (Zoo, etc) Kids get it. 💙
  • jbolls14This is beautiful. Very sweet. Very special.
  • nik.tebbeSo special. ❤Kids who have experienced great loss have such amazing little hearts.
  • mrsmmarieThis is awesome! We celebrate my daughter too but my son was given a stuffed animal at her funeral and has been by his side for the past 3 years and this year he asked to have a birthday party and we did just that in her honor💙💙💙
  • rameelin💛💛💛proud of you.
  • sharajmc💘💘💘
  • britty08💕
  • lindsgroverHow sweet!
  • lucienhojs_lussekatteI told my psychologist recently: although our son is both a love and strength to me, he is also hurt. For my daughter he is pure strength. It is amazing what children can do with death ❤️ happy birthday to Charlie 🌈
  • georgiepuddingnpieAmazing what a strong kind sweet boy. Happy birthday little Charlie xxxx
  • katiecnicholOh I love that... superhero heart!
  • fipughJust so gorgeous 😍
  • 321ashesOh my goodness. How sweet!
  • joycesilerWhat a special boy!! ❤❤❤
  • fat_poodleHappy birthday Charlie. What a lovely brother you have xxx
  • robertamodulo💙💙💙💙💙
  • jlstanlThat is so incredibly precious 💖💖💖 right in the feels. happy birthday Charlie! Give Levi a big hug for me
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