I just wanted to share with you something that my husband, Juan wrote for Erin. He was so moved and compelled by Nova's story. The little guy blessed us in so many ways. This was for Nova.
"He was so small, so beautiful, so full of hope and promise. What a blessing he has been to all of us who knew him these few months. He taught us to love, to hope, beyond expectation, to trust in that which is unseen. He drew us together in our anxiety, our moments of dispairing and hopelessness as well as in our joys and delight, and in his every breath. His life ended prematurely, just so had he been born. Too soon he died. We wept, the tears continue. We hugged and held one another. The pain will always linger and hearts emptier for his absence and the unfulfilled he promised, but the love he brought into our lives will live forever. Thank you for giving him to us. Thank you for the love we would never have known, but for his and his brief days with us. Thank Nova, our blessed child of grace."
Erin and I spoke for an hour tonight. It was wonderful to hear her voice and just to know that she's okay. These are her words, everyone. "I want everyone to know that I'm okay and not to worry." I promise, that's what she said! She really is. That's not to say that we didn't have our fits of blubbering, but we also laughed A LOT. The family's needs have been met by such a wonderful outpouring of support and love. They are so thankful, but I also wanted to say how truly grateful I am. My faith and hope for mankind has been renewed a thousand times over these past few weeks. Nova was a little miracle, but he left us with one GREAT big miracle......hope