We laid Jayden Henry Boone to rest on Saturday morning. It was a beautiful service with lots and lots of people there. The room was filled with love and compassion… and tears. Jayden brought a roomful of people together that wouldn’t have otherwise met, and brought 2 families closer together than ever thought possible. Without even truly meeting us, he brought meaning and focus to our lives. He’s the star in the heavens that I will follow forever.
Josh’s grandfather said something that will stick with me always…. Isn’t just amazing that instead of seeing mommy & daddy when Jayden opened his eyes, the first thing he saw was God? Truly amazing.
That gives me goosebumps. Not many people can say that they’ve held an Angel in their arms… But I think Kara and Josh can believe that. Jayden made such a difference in so many people’s lives that he didn’t even need to hang out here on Earth. Amazing.
I’m SO PROUD of my sissy (Kara) and her husband Josh. This gut-wrenching week passed by so quickly, and we all made it thru because they held us together. Their love for each other and for Jayden gives us strength and hope that happiness will once again shine brightly upon us.
I just have such a hard time understanding what I’m supposed to do. This is the first time in my life when I don’t have the experience to lead the path, and show them the way. I’m the Big Sister and I’m supposed to have “been there, done that” and I’m supposed to let them know what this is going to be like. This is the first time that I’m not able to do that for them, and it just breaks my heart that I can’t provide any tangible help. I can’t begin to understand what they are feeling or will need in the coming days, weeks, months, and years. I can only hope that the Lord will keep them and guide them, and that they know the stars shining brightly above them are the eyes of their Angel… watching over them, protecting them, providing them a light of hope and love.
Oh, precious Jayden Henry… you are so loved, baby boy.
The tears feel like they’ll never go away.