Tuesday, October 26- We find out my little sister, Destiny, is joining us in the 7 passenger minivan we borrowed for our journey to Colorado. I was happy about it because that would make the drive easier. I am NOT accustomed to driving in the captain's chair for hours on end. My sisters arrived at 6:45pm to pick Dylan and me up. By 7:00pm we were on the road. We spent the next 19 hours/1,140 miles in the car stopping for food, gas, potty breaks and to feed/change Dylan.
|Dylan, Me, Destiny, Alexis, Tyrus and Carsten on a very cold windy day on the Nebraska/Colorado boarder.|
|My older cousin, Sean, and me at the park.|
|Our little crew at the park with the mountains in the background|
|Samson's casket while Brother Billy E. Hale spoke|
Then the Angels Came
Counting the hours of every single precious day
Thankful for the little one God had sent our way
So we kissed, cuddled, and held you close
We didn't know what tomorrow might hold
Then the angels came
Sweeping down from the sky
Then the angels came
to hold our little baby tight
then they took him off to heaven
Where there will be no tears to cry
Where we'll never, ever say goodbye
We wanted you to stay
We had some plans we'd made
And your brother did too
So we trusted and believed
Even though we could not see
We knew that God would choose to do
the very best for you
'Cause He knows what's best for you
My Aunt, Uncle and cousin's pastor got up a talked for a bit. They played a picture slideshow of his 111 days of life. I started to cry. Dylan just looked up at me with trust and love in his sleepy eyes. He smiled at me. How could I cry then?
They had a formal receiving line to greet my Auntie Kendra, Uncle Eric, Grandma Gordon, and Grandpa Gordon. It was like the walk of faces from my childhood.
|Arriving at the cemetary|
|Here lays Samson|
Friday, October 29- We barried Samson. We let off 111 balloons to the slowly fading strains of Amazing Grace on a lone bagpiper's pipes as he strolled away. Prayers were prayed and Samson rests peacefully.
We met later at my grandparents house for food and fellowship. We laughed a lot. My sisters, my nephews, niece, Dylan and me left from there to return home. Now real life begins minus one.