Celebrating a short life – October 29, 2018

Saturday was Killian’s celebration of life. The turnout was overwhelming, to say the least. The sheer amount of people who showed up to show support and to celebrate our little Bean was unbelievable. On top of that, I received so many kind messages from people who couldn’t make it, but were keeping us in their thoughts.

Talk about the impact someone can make. Through Killian I’ve reconnected with friends and family who I haven’t seen in ages. I was so surprised and touched by some of the people who I saw there. These people came to show support and love to someone who they have no ties to. People are so amazing. Killian has brought out such kindness in others.

I hope when my time comes, my family and friends celebrate me, like we celebrated Killian. There was good food, good music, good company, some tears, lots of laughs and lots of love. If my family and friends can celebrate my life with pizza, ghostbusters theme songs, and some good drinks and food, I’ll be so happy, wherever I am.

I can’t begin to tell you all how much peace I have, knowing how many people knew about him, and think about him. He was so young when he left, I was terrified he was just going to be “the sick baby who died”, not Killian. Not the little boy who hiccuped every day of his life, who hated being cold, who had an amazing scowl face, who had the puffiest hair that he loved having stroked, who loved hearing music and having baths. But I know that that’s not the case. I know he was loved. So thank you all for that.

We continued Killian’s bravery beads at the celebration, to show that Killian’s journey isn’t over. Everyone could pick a bead to add to a new necklace. If anyone would like me to add a bead for them, please let me know.


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