Sunday, March 16, 2008

We love you, Popsicle!

This last week has been a long, sad one. My family experienced something tragic. My sweet baby cousin passed away on March 8th. There are 10 grandkids and he is the youngest. He is actually 21 years old. My grandpa used to call us "The Perfect 10"! We share a special bond in my family, that a lot of people have not been able to understand. We have been at my Aunt Sherri's house almost everyday this week, mourning with each other, and supporting one another. On Monday night we made 250 buttons with Landon's picture on it, and ordered wrist bands to remember him by. Tuesday was the viewing and Wednesday was the funeral. It was a beautiful funeral. My Aunt Debbie gave the opening prayer, I read the obituary, my sister gave a BEAUTIFUL talk, three friends performed FABULOUS musical numbers, and my mom gave the closing prayer. The spirit was felt by all and it was SO strong! There were so many people at the funeral, it was amazing! Landon was a great person, who was loved by everyone who knew him!! We all love our little Popsicle! My thoughts and prayers have been with my Aunt Sherri, Uncle Rick, and cousins, Aaron, Adam, and Devin. The four brothers shared an amazing bond with each other, and it has been very hard on all of them! Please keep the Smith family in your thoughts and prayers, as these next few weeks when things have calmed down and people are gone, will probably be the hardest. Family is the most important thing, please do not take yours for granted! We all know that Landon is in a much better place now. We know he is up there rubbing my Grammy Em's feet, and playing pranks with my Grandpa Ken! I love each of you that are reading this! Thank you to all of you who have offered your love and support to me and my family.

Landon Thomas Smith


Hillary said...

You guys have an awesome family and I'm always impressed how well you guys band together in support when someone or everyone is in a crisis. I'll miss his breakdancing at your Christmas parties. I'll keep praying for you all, but especially for your cousins and Aunt Sherrie. They are lucky to have you, Dre, and your parents!

Deb said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It's always so hard when someone we love passes on. My prayers are with you.