Sunday, April 10th will mark the first anniversary of Elliott's death. God rest him. Here is Cindy's final Caring Bridge journal entry:
This is my favorite picture and will be my final entry.
Monday, December 3rd, 1990 my beautiful son Elliott was born. He was early, small and had trouble breathing and eating. We had a few days were we almost lost him before he even had a chance to make a difference. And make a difference he did. Not only did he change mom and dads life forever and for the better, he made many friends along the way. I have never met a braver, funnier, more soulful human being in all my life. No one who has met him and many who have not, can forget this extraordinary child. His difficulties made him a forever 12 year old in my heart. He may not physically be here but rest assured, he IS here, with me, all the time. I don't know how I lived before him and really don't know how I am going to keep doing it without him. Elliott, Mom and Dad are the PROUDEST parents that ever were privileged to have a child. You showed bravery and love well beyond your years. You left everyone you touched a better human being and we will ALL miss you until the day we see you again.
Love and Kisse and Pokemon Wishes
Mommy and Daddy
Please don't forget every year on April 10th to light a candle in his honor and never forget all the brave children who have fought and continue to fight for their lives. Please do all you are able to help wipe out Childhood cancer. It is the worst thing your child and family could ever go through.
And on a final note. We have plans for Sunday to keep us busy and have Stephen and Caitie with us to keep us company. I am going to start therapy in a week to help me along as I am struggling but it is my hope that it will do a lot of good. As for Dan and Stephen , they too are hanging in there and we are all here for each other and with the help of our friends, family and of course Elliott, we will be ok.
Thanks to one and all for your years of help, kind words, prayers and friendships. If you want to keep following Dan or I , we are on facebook. You all have made this journey more bearable with your everlasting support.
Thanks so much,
Dan and Cindy