How do you remember the times that you laugh and cry, the times that you argue, complain, fear, believe, hope, dream, love, and all of those
other aspects of life? It is a moment, a simple memory, a fleeting thought, or a long pause?
We have been forced into the reality of life…a life to remember. our son who has been battling neuroblastoma cancer, was freed from the
battle on January 9th, 2009.
Through this struggle we have appreciated having art as a language to express our feelings, thoughts, prayers; understood or not.
Below are poems in response to his life.
why did you go?
i know you were strong and brave
our missing you is beyond pain and yet
you are so full of joy —
more than you even left with us,
which is hard to fathom,
excruciating to believe.
faith is unseen but true;
in weakness there is strength.
most don’t understand what you gave,
like the ONE…
your life LIVED not in vain,
but in such love, gifted gain,
building life, home and eternity
with lions, a melting smile and more talent than
can be imagined.
Darin M. White
Sculptures by Darin White and Drawing by Shannon White, copyright 2009
We love you, Caden, One of Joy, our Little Warrior.
Capture the heart of the King.
“Drink the wind”,
Ride the baby lion!
Shine your light;
Twinkle bright so we can See you at night.
Fish, Build, Play, Run fast.
Fly into the sunrise.
Live your Dreams now and Forever.
We won’t forget the Treasure you are
Precious little guy who brought us such joy,
A gift we can never replace.
Go with God!
Be at peace with no more pain.
Be one with the Savior.
Love forever in His open arms.
Eat from the Tree of Life
Fruit of Forgiveness.
Days without end…
Shannon N. White