Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." ~Hamlet,V,ii

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Each time I have left Klein, over the last few weeks, I have not truly said goodbye. I have not intentionally not done so, I just haven't. Hard to say the exact reasons. On those days, I would kiss him and leave and know in my heart I would be back. Back to hold his hand and tell him how much I loved him. Yesterday, I had the privilege and honor to spend many, many hours with him. I was able to be part of a day, that most would find difficult and unfathomable, and, on many levels, it was just that. Difficult for him. Unfathomable for all those who love him. Especially his parents. However, there was such immense beauty in those hours. Time I would not trade. And as I left, late at night, I leaned down and said to him, what I knew in my heart, would be the last.Words that were waiting, for a time I willed and prayed away, but alas, a time that came anyway:

"May the choirs of angels come to greet you
May they speed you to paradise.
May the Lord enfold you, in His Mercy,
May you find eternal life."


Not thirty minutes ago, the phone rang. 3:30 am. I knew.

Free. Free from all which bound you here in this world. Free from a fight unfair for anyone to fight. Free to fly. Free to be all that which you could not be here, but all that you should have been and should have done. Finally free. Klein Andre Lapitan. You are free.

20 comments:

colleen said...

So sad for you and his family.. tears for you and for him this morning from across the miles.

Holly said...

Love and prayers for a young warrior and his Loved ones. I believe the angel choir is still singing him Home.

The VW's said...

I can't even imagine this loss, as a parent! May God give his family (and you) strength, peace and grace...today.....and always! Love and Big Hugs!!!

Reagan Leigh said...

Oh Heather, I'm so sorry. I sensed this. Last night I felt this overwhelming need to pray for you, Klein, and his parents. I can't explain it, but I knew you all needed those prayers. I know what an emotional rollercoaster this has been for you but I'm sure there's no way Klein's parents could ever thank you enough for offering yourself up so freely to them! You are a WONDERFUL person and I'm blessed to call you my friend!!! Thinking of you,
Tera

Becca said...

Tears for you, and for Klein and for his family this morning. I have no words. I am so sorry, and my heart is with you all.

The Annessa Family said...

Tears. Praying for peace.

Brooke
www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

Karol said...

As I read your blog post I ache for you, for Klien's family, for all who loved this young fighter boy. My mind says "why, why must it be so?" Yet, in my heart of hearts I know that this, the worst day of his parents life, is the best day of his life. This is the day that Klien beholds heaven in all of it's wonder, the wonder that you and I can only begin to imagine.

And as I read there is just a tinge of thankfulness for this family. For in spite of their long painful struggle they were able to be there with him, to hold his hand while he stepped from this life into glory. That they could say "good night young prince, we love you, we will see you soon." So many, many times I have ached for that oppurtinity. I so desperately with that I could have said "wait for me sweet princess, I'll be there soon."
Praying for you, rejoicing with Klien, and waiting for that day.

Anonymous said...

One more unfair goodbye. Your loss is heavens gain. Another angel. So unfair. I am sorry.
Kathleen

blogzilly said...

Life is...just so very hard to understand. Loss of it? Harder still.

Peace...

Kristin said...

Again, so sorry. Praying for all those he left behind.

Anonymous said...

Heather - know you are hurting today. Spoke briefly with Mark (on his way to work) - he said you spent many hours yesterday with Klein & his family. I'm sure they are so thankful for your love, kindness & support in this sad final journey of their sweet son.

Take care

Bluebelle

just jean said...

Such a hard time....our prayers will be with his family, especially during this holiday season. May there be comfort in knowing he is at peace.

Virtual hugs....

Don, Let, Migs, Marcs, and Laya Cruz said...

We'll miss you Klein. A true Filipino warrior.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Justine said...

I'm so sorry. No other words.

thepiersolfamily said...

I am so, so sorry. No words can express the loss and sadness. May God give his parents strength for the road they must now travel. I am sorry.

Melissa said...

Again, so sorry, and praying for peace.

Shelly Turpin said...

so very, very sorry

Birdie said...

Oh, and oh, and oh. There are no words.

"Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it."
Jane Welsh Carlyle

Bea Braun said...

This lovely young soul who touched you so deeply, is soaring, embraced by the loving arms of our Heavenly Father! I am praying for his family and for you dear Heather, that God bring you peace.

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

So sorry...