Sunday, June 1, 2008
My little grandson, Michael Ralph Hooten, passed away in his sleep sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning. I mentioned his birth with great joy in a recent post, and feel I need to mention his passing here as well. It has been a tragedy for the entire family, and we are all indebted to friends and aquaintences who have been so kind during this time. The cause of death is being attributed to SIDS.
We are also indebted to Shelton-Hunt Funeral home in Humboldt, Tennessee, who performed the services and donated the casket free of charge, a service they frequently provide for young families faced with such a loss, so that during their grief they are not also faced with financial hardship as well.
The person who sold my son the grave plot for a fraction of what it was worth should also be mentioned, although I'm not sure of this persons name. All Occasion Florist of Humboldt provided a discount on the flowers and help with the service as well.
While tragic, this experience has reminded me of how truly kind, generous and loving human kind can be, and I thank everyone for their comfort and support.
The booties I was making this darling child will be wrapped up and kept as they are, as a rememberance. I will soon resume writing more about my knitting, but today I felt it best to leave this post to the rememberance of little Michael, and the lives he touched.