Preston's League


preston 9-3-07 to 5-19-12

Posted by Celeste Winslow on May 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM

This afternoon at around 1:45 Preston took his last breath and went to Heaven.  We are deeply saddened and although knew this would happen soon, we were not prepared to lose him today.

He is the sweetest, strongest, and the most amazing boy ever.  We were so lucky to be his parents and to have him watching over us now.

We will keep you updated with arrangements once they are made.  

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Reply Sandy Daron
10:15 PM on May 19, 2012 
I am soo very sorry for your loss of Preston!! He fought soo hard!! I pray God will give you comfort and peace.

I will pray for your family.

When tomorrow starts without me
And I am not there to see
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
All filled with tears for me
I wish so much you wouldn?t cry
The way you did today
While thinking of the many things
We didn?t get to say
I know how much you love me
As much as I love you
And each time that you think of me
I know you?ll miss me too
But when tomorrow starts without me
Please try to understand
That an angel came and called my name
And took me by the hand
And said my place was ready
In Heaven far above
And that I?d have to leave behind
All those I dearly love
But as I turned to walk away
A tear fell from my eye
For all my life I?d always thought
I did not want to die
I had so much to live for
So much yet to do
It seemed impossible
That I was leaving you
I thought of all the yesterdays
The good ones and the bad
I thought of all the love we shared
And all the fun we had
I bring with me our goodbyes
Your smile, your touch, your kiss
Your tender caring moments
Are the things I already miss
And when I thought of worldly things
I might miss come tomorrow
I thought of you and when I did
My heart was filled with sorrow
But when I walked through Heavens Gate
I felt so much at home
When God looked down and smiled at me
From His great golden throne
He said this is eternity
And all I?ve promised you
Today for life on earth is past
But here it starts anew
So when tomorrow starts without me
Don?t think we?re far apart
For every time you think of me-
I am right inside your heart.

♥♥ Love ya!! ♥♥
C.O.L.E.'s Foundation
(Caring Openly, Loving Eternally)
Reply Eder Fernandez
10:24 PM on May 19, 2012 
Hey Celeste, my name is Eder, I am Dory's brother. They called me today to tell me the news and I am so sorry. I know that even if you had known that this would happen, you can never be truly prepared for it. I experienced a loss last year and although it is not the same, seeing as how he was my friend and not son, I know it hurts. I am pretty sure that Preston knew how much you guys loved him. I'm sorry that you guys are experiencing the unnatural loss of a child. You guys are in my prayers. I pray peace and comfort over you guys and that your love and bond as a family may grow during this time. He is in a better place now and you can find joy in that he is no longer suffering; yes it would be nice for him to be here with you but all suffering and pain is at least now gone. May God bless you and pour out his love over your family.

Preston, for me, your smile and energy will never be forgotten. I am glad I had the chance of meeting you at Moe's a few times. I am inspired by the fight you gave even at your young age, I know you have made your parents proud. Know that they will never stop loving you and that they will continue to love you through all the memories shared. Go on and enjoy your new pain-free life with Father. After putting up a fight and giving it your all, you deserve it buddy.

Father, thank you for allowing Celeste and her family the privilege and honor of having Preston in their lives. May you comfort them and give them peace. May you pour out your love and fill them with joy. We know that it will still hurt but your love will ease the pain. May the Winslow family grow stronger during this time and may their memories of Preston fill them with joy. Amen
Reply Paul
10:24 PM on May 19, 2012 
God bless you all. I'm not sure what else I can say to you but Preston had so much love to give and so much received. I'm so sorry.
Reply angelica rangel
10:25 PM on May 19, 2012 
I am so sorry for your loss. I can not tell you it will be ok or how to feel but please pleae know I am praying for all of you and for God to comfort you all and hold you all at this time. Preston fly high buddy you are no longer sick the way it should have been.
Reply Jenny
10:34 PM on May 19, 2012 
Celeste, James, Abby and Stephanie,

Our hearts are so broken for you and your family. Preston was such an amazing little boy and his life has touched and changed people more than you'll ever know. We are praying that God would wrap His arms around you and give you a peace and comfort you can't even imagine. God promises us that in Heaven there is no more pain, no more tears, and I know that Preston is experiencing a joy right now that we cannot even fathom. Our hearts and prayers go out to you.
With Love,
Jenny and Phill
Reply Annette Krengel
10:40 PM on May 19, 2012 
Dearest Winslow Family - love to you all.
Reply Tracy Hill
10:54 PM on May 19, 2012 
Celeste, I am so sad for you right now. I am grateful that you and James have each other to lean on, and I know you will get through this together with Abby & Stephanie. I am glad that Preston is at peace, but very very sorry that it had to be so soon. We love you all... Aunt Tracy & Uncle Jerry
Reply Andrea Piurowski
10:57 PM on May 19, 2012 
Celeste, James, Abby and Stephanie,
I am so sorry for your loss of Preston. I knew he was so strong, and came so far to fight for his life. Katie always told me stories about him that made me smile and laugh and I loved seeing pictures of him. You all were truly blessed to have such an amazing little boy in your lives. Much love to all of you, youer in my thoughts and prayers.
Reply Mary beth
10:58 PM on May 19, 2012 
i am so sorry for ur loss, i know sorry just doesn't do it but i want you to know i'm thinking of you and ur family and saying some prayers for u..god bless...
Reply sharon
1:03 AM on May 20, 2012 
You fought a hard battle, now Rest in Peace SWEET ANGEL...
Reply Anne Marie Hipp Stubbins
6:18 AM on May 20, 2012 
You and James are two of the most strong loving parents a child could ever have. I am so very sorry that your baby is gone but I am certain your strength and his smile are forever at peace in heaven.
Reply Kelly Smedley
7:02 AM on May 20, 2012 
There are no words I can say that will comfort you. Just be assured that Preston has taught us all so many life lessons in his short time on earth. He is the most inspiring person I've ever known. Prayers and love to your family during this most difficult time.
Reply Michael Lupton
7:08 AM on May 20, 2012 
A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam
And for a brief moment its glory
and beauty belong to our world
But then it flies again
And though we wish it could have stayed...
We feel lucky to have seen it.
Author Unknown

May God Comfort You And Hold You Close. My deepest sympathy.
Reply Julee Schoenfeld
8:23 AM on May 20, 2012 
Celeste, James, abby, and stephanie, our hearts ache for you. I still have this fond memory that I will hold onto. It was the summer you were leaving Gainesville. I came over and sat on the pitch with Abby and Preston and we just ate popsicles together while you packed a bit. It was just a nice peaceful bonding moment I had with your kids and I will cherish it. We love you and are here for you whatever you need. Rest peacefully Preston.
Reply Carole Ceusters
8:27 AM on May 20, 2012 
This is the saddest thing to ever happen to a parent. I am profoundly sad for you and your whole family. I wish you happy days with your girls and your memories of Preston.
Reply Doreen Hill
9:39 AM on May 20, 2012 
Celeste, James, Abby, and Stephanie there are no words, just deep and sincere sympathy for you all. Preston is an Angel beyond Angels. His fight was beyond strong and brave. We pray for you all, for some sort of comfort, for continued strength and there's no doubt your love and faith will lead your way. We love you so much and we will forever hold Preston in our hearts.
Reply Laurie Bender (Smack)
9:52 AM on May 20, 2012 
Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers in this most difficult time. Try to find comfort in knowing he is no longer suffering and is now in heaven with GOD, watching over you and hoping you always remember the wonderful love and cherished moments you all shared during his journey through life. May you find every rain drop as tears of joy, as he will always be looking down on you and wishing you continued love and happiness with with all your loved ones who are still here to share and create new memories with such a wonderful
, loving, caring family. May GOD bless you all, forever and always.
Reply Lori Walker
10:12 AM on May 20, 2012 
Thank you Celeste for keeping us informed and letting us take this journey with you, I don't know you personally but I feel like I do and my heart aches for you today...I will think of you and your family for a long time and hope and pray that YOU can somehow get threw these terrible times. Hugs!!!!!!
Reply Maria C.
10:33 AM on May 20, 2012 
My heart & prayers are with you. Preston's brave fight captured my heart from the moment I learned about him. Heaven has called back a very special and unique Angel. We share your heartbreak, but find some comfort in the example of grace and courage he left to teach us... So much.
Reply Deanne Parker
11:19 AM on May 20, 2012 
I am so very sorry. We love you all very much.