Posts Tagged ‘Parker’
Live like a King, Mr. Stinky!
With just celebrating your birthday a few weeks ago, the looming day of today is very burdensome for so many that loved you and Brisan. Me and mom have had a difficult time grieving in your physical presence being absent; this goes for Brisan as well.
Your precious dimples and award winning smile are so gratefully missed.
You put a “bookend” on this part of our families life story when your time was called at 1:55 pm in the early afternoon hours. It was so difficult to sing “Jesus loves me… this I know” while you were leaving here. Your were so peaceful looking in the midst of your body giving away from all the years of devastation by NPC.
We LOVE YOU.
Here is Parker's balloon release from Graveside.
(30 seconds in)
[Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/embed/b2qqrlLKDZQ?rel=0]
Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
It would be your 11th Birthday today big guy. How's the party going up there?!?!?!
We love and miss you so very much!
For being your birthday in the month of January, there sure is a lot that happened this month in our lives. You came into this world in 2008 and went “home” in 2015. Although physically you are not here, it seems to amplify your passing even more sharing that commonality of your birth month with your passing.
We find ourselves wanting to give you a big hug, kisses and just love on you and Brisan.
That feeling never stops.
Coming up on 2 years on the 23rd this month when you joined Brisan on the “ultimate vacation package”, it reminds us how surreal the thought of knowing you and Brisan are in Heaven throwing down with Jesus! It gives us a reminder of the promises we have been given to not lose faith. There is no more suffering from Niemann-Pick Type C and all the rotten stuff that came along with NPC that abbreviated your lives on earth.
Me and mom frequently feel that same shock that you two are no longer physically here. You both left lasting impressions in our hearts and minds.
I am honestly having a super hard time writing all the things I want to write for this.
Let's Sing Happy Birthday to Parker today!
This video is a small clip from 1-10-2009. I love the picture at the end because it is sort of a “Celebration move” to cap it off!
Here is to a great day celebrating with your bro and partner in crime!
Dad, Mom, Duncan, Rubee
Today was the day a year ago that you left us around 1:55pm in the afternoon. It was bittersweet, Parker.
We attempted to sing “Jesus Loves Me” as the Lord called your home as you took your last breathe. A very stark reminder of how “real” life is and how fragile it can be all at the same time.
Later today we will have a little get together in your memory to help celebrate your life and remember how much everyone cared for you and Brisan!
We don’t know what words to really write or say at the moment frankly, except We Love You Parker!
Thank you friends and family for being so kind and loving during our grieving!
Jenn's Facebook Post 1-22-16
Parker, aka Mr. Stinky…. today we are celebrating your 10th birthday without your physical presence but with a flood of memories of all the happy times and the sad times where we had to watch you suffer. At times it is hard to celebrate because selfishly… we would like to be able to hold you.
Mom, Dad, Duncan and Rubee hope that you guys are having a blast today! Your innocence while on earth was a blessing in many ways. Now you get to live out the promise that God has promised all of us that at times seems so far fetched because we just cannot imagine the infinite glory it will be. We also hope that you and Brisan are able to soak up all the activities that makes your heart full!
Your huge smile and dipples brought smiles to all! Your feisty attitude with that occassional teeth grinding when mad, really allowed your personality! We sometimes wondered how you would really react if Niemann-Pick Type C wasn't in your life. We thought this often about a lot of things for you both.
Your passing on January 23, 2015 was the “bookend” for you and Brisan’s physical story yet your story really just began. Your legacy and story will carry on for many years influencing many families when they read you and Brisan’s struggles. Although great pain in many eyes, you left a gift of hope and ultimate compassion. A true testament to the real peace that God provides, you looked like you were sleeping that day. No more pain, no more struggles and yet he calmly called you home during that time. The final minutes of earthly life showed us HIS presence only promotes peace and love. Your beautiful eyes were shown to us one last time.
Last year we had a Charlie Brown party for you where you seemed to be playing “possum” while you slept during it all. Shortly after everyone finally left you woke up and seemed well rested! We know you are a stinker! That is one of many reasons you’re our Mr. Stinky!
Little did we know that your time was so imminently near… just 10 months after Brisan passed. We know you missed him. Our hearts wept deeply and secretly inside because we knew that not many birthdays were left all while we were grieving for Brisan.
Thank you for being our son, a brother, and a friend to all whom were able to meet you. We love you Parker. Happy 10th Birthday, your first in heaven! Your celebration of life has to literally be “out of this world.”
We will celebrate you this weekend coming up big guy!
Our lives as many of you are aware has changed drastically the past 19 months. We lost Brisan March 4, 2014 and then Parker on January 23, 2015. During this time we had always been Foster Parents and cared for a few handfuls of children the past 3 years. We had one little girl come into our home August 1, 2014 named Rubee. Through a long process and even challenging times because of our grieving, we officially adopted her into our home on October 9, 2015.
Many of you also think we are beyond crazy. That is ok because to some extreme you have to be. You have to be extreme in your thinking, heart, and faith that God has a plan for your life and it doesn't always include “you” as the main subject. Here we are in the midst of grieving and we were called to adopt this little girl. This wasn't any ordinary little girl either. Read the rest of this entry »
Father's Day for many is a joyous celebration of their pops. For some, it brings heartache that their father is no longer here. For others, it serves as a painful reminder that there was no father to fill that role.
Being a Father comes in different variations and terms. That person sometimes is not your biological father but a man who stepped up and helped fill that role. A Father is someone who loves unconditionally to a fault no matter what circumstance may present itself.
Father's & Mother's day in the Stults household has a new meaning. As of writing this, we still have both of our parents alive but with the gaping hole that we are missing Brisan & Parker, our first & second born. They each made it to 9 years of age respectively. The moto of “They only have a childhood to live a lifetime” has spoke volumes to us and so THEY DID. An unbelievable stamp of reality with bookends to mark a precious time in our lives that we will never get to experience again until our heavenly meeting.
On Father's Day, June 21, 2015…marks our first of many without our two oldest boys. In retrospect, we have much to celebrate in Duncan. He has been a caring & compassionate trooper. We love him so dearly. At a young age he had to take a bit of a back seat while we took care of his brothers. He had to watch his parents care for them in a way that many of his friends would never understand. He had to learn to “grow” up being the big brother when his role was the youngest brother. He missed out on his brother's “roughing” him up and teaching him the ropes but THEY DID. They taught him compassion, caring and understanding… to LOVE.
Being a Father has always been significant to me because it produced a bond of Love that could never be manufactured otherwise. I couldn't possibly realize the feeling without the experience of my own children. I can also say in the same breathe that losing two children in a short time also solidifies that deep Love. I think that Love is similar to what our God has for us. He died for our sins and made us a promise that if we endure during the difficult times and ask forgiveness of our sins that we will be with Him again in Heaven forever. We know Brisan and Parker are celebrating with Him. He's made that abundantly clear to us through the small glimpses of hope.
I've always looked at Father's Day as just one day out of the year of being a Dad. I knew being a Dad to Brisan & Parker after August 2008 was going to be numbered physically on earth. I am so proud that I was chosen to be their earthly Dad. It was such an incredible honor that God felt that we could take care of them for their short time on earth.
Be patient with your children while loving them and understand that their life and your life can be very abbreviated. Be awaken to the reality that perfection isn't always achievable.
Love them…take care of them….hold them tight. Spend that extra 2 minutes you'd otherwise postpone. Know that although you will try this and fail, you get up and dust yourself off to try it again. Life isn't about perfection but the ability to fail forward.
Love you Brisan & Parker. Thank you for loving me in all the ways you were able to show.