Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Hayden's Celebration of Life

Today is the day we have all been dreading to come. To say goodbye to Hayden. To celebrate his life and remember ALL the fun, smiles, and happy times this little guy gave to all of us. It was a beautiful service. Father Andy Aaron spoke along with another Minister the family invited to speak. We later met at Baker Heights Fire Department, near Martinsburg, WV to eat and share more memories. Another day I hated to see end, as much as I hated to see it get here. Because now we all go our own ways to grieve and deal with the loss of Hayden. To wait for answers to many questions. Some we may get, some we may never get. If you want to look at more pictures of the service before it began, please check out the Picasa link on the right side.

Hayden is being cremated. The family wants everyone to remember him the way he was before he went into the hospital, not how he was when he left to go to Heaven. It was hard for us to see him, very hard. Hence the reason for ALL the pictures and we had more at the reception too!

Thank you so much to EVERYONE for all your love, support, cards, gifts, prayers, thoughts - EVERYTHING to help all of us thru this difficult time. We were all praying he would be back home with us. But I guess God needed Hayden more and took away his pain and suffering. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. ^i^

A poem to share by a friend who shared it with me:

The Broken Chain

We little knew that morning that God

Was going to call your name.

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

You did not go alone;

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

You left us peaceful memories,

Your love is still our guide;

And though we can not see you,

You are always at our side.

Our family chain is broken,

And nothing seems the same;

But as God calls us one by one,

THE CHAIN will link again.

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