Friday, October 26, 2007

A better place

He woke up early, to get ready for school, as any other day. Only this day, he awoke with a headache. He told his mother that he didn't feel well and didn't want to go to school, usually something he loved to do. She took the other two kids to school and at his request purchased him an Icee from the convenient store. He drank his Icee, laid his head in his mother's lap and left this world to go to a better place.
Levi was born June 23, 1983 and died October 26, 2000. There was a very dismal prognosis for Levi from the beginning, but by the Grace of God, Levi lived to rise above the limits of his physical abilities. Levi always had something good to say to everyone he met. This is especially important due to the fact that Levi was born without a brain, only a brain stem; but God supplied. The doctors said that he did not have the muscular capability to ever walk, so Levi scooted everywhere he went. At around 7 years old, one day Levi got up and walked; God supplied. God healed his spine and did many miracles during Levi's life. Sometimes miracles come quickly and sometimes they come with patience over a period of time.
It was an honor to have lost our own identities and be known as Levi's family. Levi did not even know his times tables, something he thought you needed to know to be smart; but Levi had deep discernment into the weightier issues of life that really matter, and touched all who knew him.
I miss you little brother but I know that you are in a much better place. I know that you have a new body and you have a new life and I will look for you come resurrection day.
I love you Levi!

2 comments:

Steph said...

This made me sad for your loss, but glad that you were touched by such an amazing child.

Jaime said...

{{{HUGS}}} B. It's always tough for me to grasp the concept of them being in a better place when we miss them so much.