|Passey Family Reunion|
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|
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|
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