Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Because of You~Moving Forward

Passey Family Reunion
June 2015

It has been a year since "Saying Goodby Too Soon" was posted on this blog.
 Reading back through it's hard to believe that a year has gone by and in some ways, it feels like a lifetime ago.
 The journey has been tough, the lessons life changing but through it all support came pouring in.
 The Genealogy Community being one of our families biggest supporters both emotionally and financially.
  From generously giving to Reagan's Go Fund Me account, sending messages of love and support as we spent weeks at a time out of town for surgeries, radiation and chemo to understanding my need to continue my genealogy pursuits to have an outlet, you all have been such help in our journey.

After first surgery at Duke
April 2015

  This past year has been full of pain, fear, stress, exhaustion, and grief as well as fun, joy, and faith. While we watched our sweet 13-year-old, slowly lose his ability to walk, talk and care for himself we were blessed to make forever memories and enjoy our last 7 months together.

Disney Make A Wish Trip
August 2015

 We did say goodbye too soon; Reagan passed away on 4 November 2015. It hasn't been an easy last 5 months. He donated his body to science so without a body to bury we had a memorial service.
 A cremation burial still lies ahead.

My question in my post last year was "How did they go on?"
 Now I know.They had their family, church and community support. We have the same.

Thank you, dear Genealogy Community. Because of all you have done and continue to do, moving forward is hard but doable.

Reagan Blake Passey
25 June 2002-4 November 2015



  1. Oh, dear Cheri...tears well up in my eyes again as I look at all that has happened in the past year. What a beautiful and tender post.

  2. We are still here, and forever, for you, Cheri. I am so sorry you had to go through all this with your son. Thanks for posting.

  3. I have no words adequate enough to express my sympathy. May you find your way through to a better place.

    1. Thank you, Schalene. Because of the support system of so many people, it is not easy but made lighter. I have faith in Eternal Families. This knowledge doesn't make it less hard to deal with but gives me hope in knowing that we will see Reagan again. Thanks so for taking the time to read my post and leave such a sweet comment.

    2. Sending (((gentle hugs))) and our love.

    3. Thank you, Pat. It is much appreciated.

  4. {{{Hugs}}} to you and your family, Cheri. <3

  5. There really are no words. May you and the entire family find peace and may your memories always be fond and strong.

  6. May the fond memories of your lovely Reagan help you through the sorrow. His light will always shine in your hearts. So glad you have such a wonderful community filled with support and love. Take care.

  7. I can't say anymore than those before me have. I can not imagine the pain of losing a little one. Hugs for you and Prayers for your family as you move ahead.

  8. Prayers of comfort for you and your family Cheri.

  9. We all followed your family's heartbreaking journey and have held you in our hearts and thoughts. Thank you for sharing this post - a reminder that we have to embrace every moment. You and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers Cheri.

  10. Always keeping you in our thoughts, hearts and prayers, Cheri. Sending hugs to you and your family.

  11. Praying for a peaceful healing for you and your family. May all your cherished memories provide you comfort.


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