Monday, July 28, 2008

Kegan's Stone

Our son, Kegan Gage Ellis, was born June 19, 2007 at 9:06 am. He weighed approximately 1.5 pounds and I believe 12 inches long (I cannot find the paperwork that has the details of his birth). His pronounced death time was 6:24 pm. As I look back at this day it was full of every emotion that I can think of. The one thing that I remember the most is the morning of June 20th Brady had wrote something that touched my heart...

Note by Dad:
Approximately 9 hours after receiving a life and body to reside in this mortal state, our little baby Kegan returned Home. Our loss has sent us through a whirlwind of emotions that have tested our physical and mental state, along with our religious beliefs. It is very hard to stay positive in a time like this. It really makes you think about the meaning of life and the marvelous plan our Heavenly Father has for us. Although we didn't get much time with him, we miss our son very much. We love him and truly feel his spirit with us. It may be a long road ahead, but we know we'll be with him again for all eternity. After being sealed together in the Chicago Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Kelsey and I anxiously await the time we are able to embrace our first born. We know that he is a great soul; strong enough to withstand the devil's snare place upon this Earth, which is the reason his time on this Earth was so short. He was here long enough to receive a body so that he will be resurrected again one day. Kegan did not have to be tested and prove his loyalty and love for our Heavenly Father, for it was proven long ago. Instead he is a chosen spirit that will teach the mysteries of our Father above to those who have passed before us. What an amazing mission. My only hope is that Kelsey and I can be so strong as to make it to our judgement seat, look Heavenly Father in the eyes with a clear conscience, and say "I am Home." Kegan we look up to you. You are forever on our minds. We will never let down. We will never give up. We are so proud of you. We love you! Your Parents, Dad and Mom

5 comments:

Bree said...

Hi neighbors! I hope you don't mind, but I saw you listed on my friend's sister's blog and wanted to check yours out. Kinda funny that we are neighbors but we don't know each other too well. Sorry about that, we really would love to become better friends but it seems we're always doing our own thing, huh.
I was just amazed reading Brady's note to Kegan! It was beautiful and heartfelt, thank you for sharing it! What an awesome testimony! You two are so amazing and although we don't know you very well, we admire you so much. Hope you enjoy your time off from school and hopefully we'll get together one of these days! :) Feel free to check out our blog...jambreefam.blogspot.com

Rudi said...

My heart still breaks to think about this. We love you two and Kegan, and will always be thankful for your friendship and the example you've set for us of patience, faith, and love.

Scott & Melinda said...

You are guys are awesome, we are so lucky to have you as friends. Thanks for posting this, what a great testimony. You guys have been through so much and are such great examples. We love you guys!

Lindsey said...

What an amazing letter by Brady. You have such a positive outlook.

I hope you are doing well in Idaho. We miss you in Michigan.

Nathan & Rachael said...

Brady! I knew when you gave your mother's day talk that you had a testimony of Heavenly Father's plan for us. I know how much you love Kelsey and Kegan and how grateful I am that Nate and I were able to get to know you guys and have you as friends. YOu are a really special family! YOu and Kels are so strong. We admire you and love you forever. Thanks for sharing this with others.