I’ve put off writing this all day because somehow committing the words to page makes it more real. Late last night, our darling young man was called home to Jesus.
In the last few days, David had been less and less with us, slowly withdrawing into the world beyond this one. I thought he would just drift away from us without a real goodbye, and I was trying to come to grips with that. I should have known that David wouldn’t go out “quietly”.
Yesterday morning, after a few days of little, if any response, David started communicating with us again. He couldn’t really talk, but he could make sounds, and because his personality was always larger than life, we could easily identify a lot of what he was trying to tell us. He had a moment with each of his visitors yesterday, which included my parents, Austin, and his step sister.
His final moments were spent in the company of all four of his parents, surrounded by words of love. We had Celtic Women playing softly in the background in an effort to make him happy and relaxed.
There’s a lot I’d still like to share with the world about David. His earthly life may be over but his message still needs to be told. I’m afraid I’m a little too upset right now to be able to even attempt to do him justice, so I’m not going to try.
There have been many sweet notes posted on Facebook today, including one from Austin that spoke to their sweet relationship. I ask that prayers continue for her and his step siblings as they grapple with the loss of their brother. We know he is in a better place, but it is so sad to be the ones left behind.
For those of you who would like the details, the viewing will be Monday, May 14th from 5-8 pm. The funeral service will be outside at 3pm on Tuesday, May 15th at Laurel Hill Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to:
Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
Please note that it is in memory of David Pearson. It is Brain Cancer Awareness Month, and I think there is no better way to get the word out than by celebrating the life of David.