I have been sitting here trying to get my fingers to type something, but I can't even muster the words to say. I knew this day was coming, but even preparing myself for "the post" didn't soften the blow, or my heart stopping as I read the first line of the post, or the tears from overflowing. I can barely see the screen through my tears and am cursing myself for not wearing waterproof mascara today. The world will never be the same without that little boy. Rest in peace, sweet little Stephen. I love you with all my heart!
Stephen Chao PetersonOur dear son, Stephen Chao Peterson passed into our Lord and Savior's arms this morning at 11:01am.
It happened shortly after he communicated (by blinking) to Amber and me that he wanted the kids to come to him.
We each told him we loved him, sang "Families Can be Together Forever", and said a family prayer. Then we each told him how much we loved him again and that it was ok to go. We didn't tell him goodbye, but that we would see him later.
Sabin struggled to say anything at first, but finally she mustered all of her voice and told him the same and that she would do everything she could to be with him again. She also reassured him she would be ok.
Just as soon as he heard Sabin's words, his eyes opened wide and looked upwards while taking his last few breaths. Then he suddenly went from us as we all held his body in our arms.
WE LOVE YOU STEPHEN!
SEE YOU LATER...
Stephen: "I love you infinity, infLinity, and infLinity is more than infinity, Daddy."
Thank you to ALL OF YOU who followed in this journey with us. Your kind words, letters, packages, and prayers meant more to the family than you will ever know!
Here is the song the family sang at Stephen's bedside as he spent his last moments here on earth. Through God's goodness, FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER FOREVER. :) *I need another Kleenex.*
Rest In Peace, Stephen Chao Peterson.