Friday, June 26, 2009

Brotherly Love

Grady is now here with us in room 435. He's snuggled next to his Mommy and his little brother. The boys are holding hands as they simultaneously saw logs. Grady's zonked cos he stayed up late writing his wonderful blog post. Pablo's zonked cos he's battling baffling forces inside his body - forces we simply do not understand.

What we understand here in room 435 is love. This image of our boys' hands intertwined is proof that we walk the walk.

Hospice care has been arranged. Our nurse will meet us around 6:30. She will hook up Pablo to the morphine drip and oxygen set up that will come home with us.

And then, for the last time, we will carry our most precious little boy out of this place. For the last time, we will drive him down Sunset Boulevard, and up into the Silverlake hills. For the last time, we will pull up in front of our home. And we will carry him to our bed, which is awaiting his arrival, having been arranged lovingly by Jo Ann's mom Patricia, and Polly.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love and prayers to your precious family... Pam H. in Mandeville/New Orleans.

kappa said...

god speed

Nancy said...

God Bless you all!! My heart aches for you. Thank you for allowing us into such an intimate time in your life and allowing us to share our love of Pablo with you.

Anonymous said...

may all of the angels in the universe and Divine love travel with you.xoxoxoxo susan david hayden parker madison tennyson

Les Popoviches said...

L-O-V-E.

rhea scott said...

every ounce of love i have is going towards that beautiful child pablo and his incredible family....
much love, rhea.

beth said...

heartbreaking
my thought and prayers are with you all

Anonymous said...

I am thinking of you and your family and sending prayers and love. -Andrea

Anonymous said...

Pablo, your story is heartbreaking and your family's love is so inspiring. You have touched so many with your courage!

Heather said...

And we go with you, in spirit and with great love ...

Anonymous said...

Fewer things are more noble than to serve as escorts to a soul in transition. You are all shining examples of the highest, purest parts of our human selves. Bless you all, and thank you for your presences in our lives.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts are with you and we're sending prayers, love and light in your direction.... Dani Knight and Cris

Anonymous said...

Whenever you have a choice to see things through the eyes of fear or love, choose love. --Adyashanti

Jenefer

Samantha said...

My heart is just breaking for you... literally breaking... bless you sweet boy...

Anonymous said...

Our thoughts and prayers to your family. May the Lord continue to give you strength in this trying time. Your strength has been an inspiration to me. I am also a parent of a child with cancer.

Anonymous said...

love and peace to you and your family.
cmv in brooklyn.

Anonymous said...

Our hearts ache for you and our love is constant, Pablo shines and is glorious. Beautiful Boy!
The Jones Family

Lori said...

All our love and prayers to you and your beautiful boy. From Lori and family in Cave Creek, Arizona.

Anonymous said...

Not sure why but this song has been playing in my brain all day for my hero, P.

Sing it Mr. Simon...

I'm sitting in the railway station.
Got a ticket for my destination.
On a tour of one-night stands my suitcase and guitar in hand.
And ev'ry stop is neatly planned for a poet and a one-man band.
Homeward bound,
I wish I was,
Homeward bound,
Home where my thought's escaping,
Home where my music's playing,
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me.


He's homeward bound. Bless you all. xo Angela, Steve & Grace Hearden

Jessica said...

Much love to the sweet little boy who I never met but has touched my heart. I wish you all peace...

Clare crespo said...

Please please please let me know if there is absolutely anything I can do for y'all. thinking about you all constantly. Love, clare

Mom of 2 boys said...

Grady - my heart aches for you and it swells at the same time. I'm just a stranger in this vast world but reading your post brought both a smile and tears to my face. As a baby sister, I know that your time spent with Pablo was cherished. And as a mother of children at just about the same age difference, I know that you'll be a blessing to your mom once this is all over as well. Keep swinging that book bag ... you'll need to exert that agression ... but also remember to crawl into bed with mom and snuggle as well ... you'll need that too. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this final journey home.

Colleen said...

We love you guys so much and are sending all our prayers and love your way.

Your Cousins,
Colleen and Meagan

Anonymous said...

may all of the angels in the universe and Divine love travel with you.xoxoxoxo as jb sent her love where ever she is

sdigerolamo said...

I am so sorry to hear about Pablo. This is the worst thing a parent will ever have to face. I got your blog through Rebecca G. - our sons both had her as a former Speech Language Therapist at their schools. My 5-yr-old son Vinny had Rhabdomyosarcoma last year - all through the head, skull, brain... and he has been cancer free for 6 months. During our year on our ward, we lost many of our little friends, and every day we fear the same. I do understand what you are facing - one step removed. I am always here if you want to write.
Love,
Sarah www.caringbridge.org/visit/vinnydigerolamo ( Mom to Vinny Digerolamo)

chad said...

sending positive thoughts and love your way

Anonymous said...

Your such an amazing family ... thank you for sharing your experience and reminding us of what really matters in this world. All of our love and prayers. BA

Anonymous said...

My heart aches for all of you. Your love and strength are inspirational and a tribute to what the heart can give and endure at the same time. Live fully these last days and hours, drink it all in, and know that you are not alone. The angels are with you all. Step back into their comfort. Feel them lifting you up when you are in need. Sending you love and light to guide the way. Love, Kathy Rinden