Preston's League


5-23-12 New update

Posted by Celeste Winslow on May 23, 2012 at 1:05 AM

To say that the last few days have been hard is an understatement.  James and I are reaching pure exhaustion which is good because we are starting to sleep.  The days are better than the nights. The girls are a good distraction.   When you climb into bed at the end of the day all you think about is Preston.  There are no distractions and we just miss him so much. 

The past two days I have been working on pictures for a slideshow for the reception after Mass.  Yesterday, I spent hours going through pictures and was proud of myself that I was able to pick about 500 pictures.  Today the funeral director came over and I asked for another day.  I looked at these pictures and how happy Preston was.  He spent 492 days inpatient and he was the happiest boy even during hard times.  James happened to ask, which I guess we should have asked before, how many pictures we could have and he said 40.  I sat there through the whole meeting just thinking 40 pictures.  How do you capture your child's life in just 40 pictures?  Well, I think I did ok but it was so hard.  You can't help while looking at all these pictures how jipped we feel.  Preston was such an amazing kid and we are going to miss out on so many things.  However, at the same time you also feel so appreciative for such a wonderful child who made you so happy to just be around him.  We are so thankful for all the amazing memories we have with him.  Pure joy is what he brought to our lives.   I will post the pictures in a few days. 

I just wanted to post a few things.  The first is a wonderful story that ABC news in Durham put together of Preston.  What a great job they did.​story?section=news%2Flocal&id=8​669265

Secondly, here is Preston's obituary.​page_10780.php?id=1072848

Tim Tebow spoke about and posted a few pictures on his facebook page about Preston.  Preston had so much fun playing and meeting Tim.  We are so thankful for all the memories he has given our family.!/TimTebow

Thank you to everyone for all your support, prayers, flowers, baskets, food, and donations.  James and I are so appreciative. 

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Reply Carol Lightcap
8:59 AM on May 23, 2012 
God Bless You!
Reply Amy Stewart
2:53 PM on May 23, 2012 
Your family is in my prayers. I have been so touched by your amazing son. God bless you, James and the girls.
Reply Terri Wasley
5:53 PM on May 23, 2012 
We are here for you if you need anything. I know that tomorrow will be very difficult but Preston will be by your side and in your heart the whole time.
With love and understanding,
Terri and Jim Wasley
Reply Jessica
3:32 PM on May 24, 2012 
As always thank you so much for sharing your precious Preston with us and for just sharing your great love for your precious child. Praying earnestly for you and your family.
Reply Doreen Hill
5:06 PM on May 24, 2012 
Preston is forever in our hearts. Love and strength to you all.
Reply Shauna
8:53 AM on May 27, 2012 
Celeste, James & girls,

You guys are in our hearts and prayers. Wish we could be there for you in person. What an amazing family you are. Thank you so much for keeping us updated on Preston. What a beautilful little soul he was. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. Love and Miss you. The Clemons Family