A Happy Day

Today, somewhere in Heaven, two guys are having birthdays…

Eddie’s Great Great Grandpa Edward Koops…
and Eddie’s Papa Steve Sluiter
These two are Eddie’s namesakes.  They shared a LOT, so it was only fitting that they shared Eddie.
And last year on their birthday…
Eddie was baptized in Papa Steve’s baptismal outfit.
Just because they aren’t around anymore,
doesn’t mean they aren’t around anymore.
We celebrate their birthdays by remembering the good times…
The love of a father and a son…
has been passed on and is celebrated again.
Today, somewhere in Heaven, someone is cracking a Busch Light and eating peach pie…
and smiling down on us and on Edward Steven Sluiter.
You can read Cortney’s birthday post to his dad at his blog, Tasty Buttered Toast
About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. Oh my!! What a sweet post!! <3

  2. What a sweet post – I totally agree, just because they're not here doesn't mean they're not here!

    Happy Birthday guys!!!

  3. HarmSkills says

    beautiful! wow!

  4. Wonderful post Sweetie. Pops would be proud.

  5. designHER Momma says

    sweet. very very sweet.

  6. So lovely. Honoring the people who came before us by sharing their love with out children…

    There is little that is more meaningful in life.

  7. Absolutely beautiful! I am sure from reading my blog you know of my struggles and missing my Dad so much. I think it is so important to keep our loved ones alive through talking and remembering! Have a great day!

    Mama Hen

  8. Ry's Mama says

    I just found your blog. What a beautiful post to be welcomed by!

    And? I just saw the comment your hubs made. So sweet!

  9. missy widener says

    this is just plain BEAUtiful.

  10. thepsychobabble says

    How very touching:)

  11. What a beautiful and tribute. The pictures are precious and you're right they will live on forever in your heart.

  12. Michelle@DomesticationoftheSingleGirl says

    I got chills. I don't even know what to say.

    (ps. i love you for loving my blog.)

  13. Aw, these photos are so precious. I love this post. Thanks for sharing them with us!