It’s a strange thing to realize and accept the mortality of a child, will not last more than 2 years young. It’s just one of those things you never think about. The days tick by and you continue about your daily routine expecting they will keep on coming; Until the unexpected happens.
Our sweet Logan (my youngest nephew) passed away early this morning. We had every hope imaginable that he would overcome his battle, however despite our prayers and his medical teams best efforts, God had other plans for this sweet angel.
Treatment options were very limited and Logan's little body was exhausted. Today, Logan celebrates his 2nd birthday in heaven with his Fossil.
I know the family always imagined Logan growing old, wrinkled and grey- most likely caused by the beautiful family (lots of kiddos) we hoped he would build with the love of his life.
That’s the thing about life; It is fragile, precious, unpredictable and each day is a gift, not a given right.
If we've learned anything from God by this humbling experience, it is that life is a precious gift and tomorrow is not always promised.
Life can drastically change in the blink of an eye, and what was important to you today, will become instantly insignificant.
If Logan had more time, or the words in his vocabulary to speak, he would want all of us to remember to:
Experience life to it's fullest
Don't be so serious... remember how to play and laugh
Go to the beach. Dip your feet in the water and dig your toes in the sand. Wet your face with salt water.
Get out into nature. Hug a tree, roll in the grass, watch the clouds and gaze at the stars.
Get up early sometimes and listen to the birds while you watch the beautiful colors the sun makes as it rises.
Listen to music... and dance to the beat of your own drum
Do what makes your heart feel happy.
Eat cake for breakfast every once in awhile
Say no to things you really don’t want to do.
Tell your loved ones you love them every time you get the chance and love them with everything you have.
Help each other more.
I'm sharing, not asking for donations, but if God so puts it in your heart to share a dollar or two - Logan's mother, father and family would be forever grateful. Logan leaves behind his mother, father, 2 brothers, a sister, his grandparents, and so many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends who loved him as if he was their own. All funds raised will assist the family with expenses for his care and beyond.
A sunshine yellow morning, A blue sky afternoon,
The perfect day for sailing,
In a big hot air balloon,
Not able to play chase up on the big green hill,
Or go fishing at the creek,
Not able to have a picnic lunch,
Or even play hide and seek.
Not able to go home for supper when the moon starts to rise,
Or sit out on the back porch and watch the fireflies,
Right now, I cannot do these things, for God called me from just down the hall.
He needs an angel who is strong... but who is small.
He wants you to know, this isn't because of you,
But because there is love to give, and work for me to do.
So although I'm not able to run off to my room and have you tuck me into bed,
Know that I cherish all the love you give,
And the kisses on my head.
I know how much you love me, I know how much you grieve,
But God gave us time to share
Before I had to leave.
I've been your perfect angel, from God you know I came,
And when he called me home again,
Know that God holds me just the same.
I know you'll always love me, I know your pain is hard to bear,
Just remember I'm in heaven,
And we'll see each other there.
For you, I'll be waiting, in heaven up above,
With all the others, that we so dearly love.
And when you arrive on that sunshine yellow morning,
Or that blue sky afternoon,
I'll make sure we go sailing in that big hot air balloon.
Happy 2nd Birthday our darling Logan. 143
- Stacy Madden
- Kathleen Stanonik
- Jeralyn Walzel
Organizer and beneficiary
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