Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Sullivan Clarke Rich

A couple of post ago I told you of our friends Morgan and Christina. Christina was pregnant with Sullivan and he had a congenital heart defect. Sullivan was born on September 22nd in Asheville at Mission Hospital. Morgan and Chrisitina along with their son Porter had the great joy of bringing Sullivan home with them. They knew his time would be limited, but they were so joyful to have their baby son home with him for however long. Sullivan died on Sunday September 30th. Nothing but love surrounded this baby. Worth and I had the great pleasure of meeting Sullivan last week. The overriding emotion I felt while I was there with him was that he seemed so peaceful. He was home, with his family where he belonged and not in some cold hospital. I know that he felt the love of his father, mother, and brother. We will be going to a memorial service to honor Sullivan's life on Saturday. Many of you have asked what you could do. Morgan and Christina have asked that we bring new stuffed animals and blankets to be given to the children and babies in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) who face the "tremendous journey of life with a heart condition in Sullivan's memory". If you would like to send something with us to the memorial please let me know.
So I ask you to go to your husband and tell him you love him, and kiss your baby, tell your friend how much you care for them, pet your dog, and scratch your cat, tell your parents "thank you" for the love that they shower on you that runs so deep and so strong. Life is so fragile and so precious and we will never have enough time to tell people how much we care for them. Do it now, and do it often. I love you dear friends. I am honored to call you that!


Becky and Jeremiah Swann said...

Thanks sunday for writing that, good reminders, I have been and will continue to pray for the Rich family and you and your family.
Love you lots

Heidi and Richard King said...

Wow, how incredibly hard...and precious. I too will be praying and would love to give some stuffed animals. Thanks for the reminder...We love you too!

Jessica, Myron and Rylie said...

I Love you..

Anonymous said...

Sunday.. that is so sad but your words are so true. I will be thinking of them and praying for them as well.

Dan, Annie, Will, Sadie and Mocha said...

That makes me want do all the things you said, it's good to be reminded of how fast time goes by and that we aren't promised any time.
We are praying for healing. I love you and am very thankful for you and your precious heart for people.