|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.
Secondly, here is Preston's obituary.
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.
Thank you to everyone for all your support, prayers, flowers, baskets, food, and donations. James and I are so appreciative.