Kaleb's diagnosis lead us to some amazing people. People who supported us and were there to help us through his illness and since his passing. It is always hard when we, this family that we now belong to, lose another child. I was on my way to the cemetery today to "visit" Kaleb when my phone started ringing. It was Oralea, I feared what she was about to tell me...and I didn't want to hear it, but she said it anyway. "William took his last breath this morning"... What can I say to that? There are no words, nothing I can say is going to make her feel better or bring him back. To say "I'm sorry" seems so silly but those are the only words you can say, because I am truly sorry. I'm sorry for what they are feeling right now, and I'm sorry for what they will be feeling for the rest of their lives. These past few weeks our NTSAD family has lost three, maybe even four (my mind is cluttered right now) children - way too many!
I'm asking, if you are able, to click on the tab above that says donations, and consider making a donation to help William return to Canada. This is his family's home and where his final resting place will be.
Kaleb's sister, Jessica, read this poem at his funeral:
"When God calls a child home"
When God calls little children to dwell with Him above,
We mortals sometime question the wisdom of His love.
For no heartache compares with the death of one small child
Who does so much to make our world, seem wonderful and mild.
Perhaps God tires of calling the aged to his fold,
So He picks a rosebud, before it can grow old.
God knows how much we need them, and so He takes but few
To make the land of Heaven more beautiful to view.
Believing this is difficult - still somehow we must
The saddest word mankind knows will always be "Goodbye."
So when a little child departs, we who are left behind
Must realize God loves children, Angels are hard to find.