Alex and Maddy

Alex and Maddy

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Closer to Home

Alex is doing wonderful! We are trying to tie up some loose ends so we can get home. There is talk of discharge tomorrow or early next week. We are planning on spending a night or 2 with the Knights before we heaad home.

I have to say how very proud I am of the Knight (and Ladd) family. They have been so strong and full of peace. They have exuded love for Samuel and all around them. They have shared their faith and inspired us all.

The services have been beautiful. It has been so hard to say goodbye to "my baby", but so heartwarming to see how many people loved him. The final service is today. It is here at the hospital for staff. Missy's family will be here. Alex and I will attend and have been asked to speak. Alex has a few cute stories to tell. I am going to try and speak, but am not sure I can. If I can get it out, I plan on thanking the Knights for being our second family and for giving Alex the little brother he has always asked for. I watched Alex and Samuel grow so much in the last 2 years. I can't count the number of times they held each other hands for procedures. So many times when Samuel didn't want to do something we would say, "but Alex does it". I loved watching Samuel follow Alex and do whatever Alex was doing. I will forever be grateful that the boys had each other.

Please pray for Alex and I to have the strength to say what we need to today. PLease pray for the Knights as the week of services comes to an end and they try to find there new normal.


  1. I'm glad to hear there's talk of letting you go home. So good to see you yesterday. I wish I could have made it to the services today at Hermann...although I know the tears would have been flowing. Please give Missy a hug for me.

  2. I'm glad that Alex is feeling better and getting closer to home.
    I am also glad that you were able to be in town for the Knights during these last few weeks. I am sure that you and Alex did a great job talking at his service today.
    I know that Alex is like a brother to Samuel and Lauren, and you have a very strong connection to the Knights. I am glad that you will spend a few nights with them.

    You guys are always in my prayers.

  3. (((HUGS))) What a tough day Im sure, I wish I could of attended and been there for support. So good to hear Alex is doing much better and youre heading home soon. LOTS of prayers for your family as you continue to grieve for little Samuel. LOVE and hugs to Missy and her family, she always amazes me, so strong like her boy-
    Heidi & Jack.