It was an ordinary day, just getting to work and I’m doing my usual morning posts online and I start seeing these posts “Pray for our family” all over my page and I’m like okay, why??? What happened now….I start frantically going through my friends posts and then I see that my cousin and dear friend had lost her grandson at a very young age and very suddenly. I cried with heartache, knowing the pain they must feel. I sat there in disbelief for what seemed like hours, praying for strength, praying for my family, praying for this young angel’s mom, dad and brother. As the days came and went before the service, I was numb and tried to understand why he was taken so soon, so sudden, so young…..
This young man was a budding musician, he was in band at the local school and I could not believe the impact that he had on his classmates. It hurt so bad seeing all of these children hurting so bad as they had to say goodbye to their friend, their classmate, their brother. As I stood there reading the notes that were left for him on the mural that they created, I was amazed at the love that they felt for him, they admired him, they trusted him and they depended on him. He was such a blessing to each of them in one way or another. It was said that the family asked the school if one section of the band could play at the funeral service and they said “NO, the whole band will play in his honor”. That was absolutely amazing…
There were times of laughter, sharing the memories of this young man and there were moments of such despair that I would go weak and barely be able to breathe….the moment that I will cherish the most through all of this was when his Grandmother hears a name in the crowd and starts searching for this young man and she says to him “You were very important to Dylan, he spoke highly of you all the time” I could see the emotions exchanged in their eyes and I could also see the peace that this one statement gave to this young man and I could see the strength and peace that it gave to his grandmother.
We have lost so many young family members suddenly and tragically, all I ask is that you love those close to you with all your heart, don’t take them for granted, hug them tight for you will never know when it will be your last…..
RIP Sweet Angel
Pray for our family….