Just a word of thanks to my readers and friends; to all of you who have prayed for my family and me at the untimely passing of my nephew. We are devastated beyond words but we are comforted by your love and support. For those of you who are not aware, Logan's death follows on the heels of my mother's passing in 2011, she who raised Logan after his own mother, my sister, died when he was seven. We have suffered grief until we are broken open and stripped of all but what is real, what remains, and we are trusting love to see us through.
God's presence has been most evident in these last days through your kind words and tearful embrace, in the prayers you have offered on my behalf; I am grateful to so many who have wrapped arms around me in this darkness. Most of all, I am grateful to have known and loved this precious baby boy from the moment he drew his first breath until his last; to have laughed with him and celebrated him, to have held him up to heaven and to have baptized him into the faith, to have clothed him in Under Armour and Hilfiger, to have shared honest, real love and life with him for eighteen sacred years, to have anointed his brow and surrendered him to God; this has been the privilege of my life.
To Logan, you are beautiful and bright and the best of us and we will love you forever.
Donations can be sent to the Simon Youth Foundation on Logan's behalf.