My Sweet Boy - John D Hoover II (6/18/05 - 5/20/12)

by Carri
(Alexandria, VA)

We had been fighting cancer for 4 years. We knew it was coming. I thought, somehow, it would be easier, almost natural. I was wrong.

When I found you in my bed you looked like you were sleeping but I knew you weren't. I could hear myself scream and your daddy cry as he tried in vain to wake you. Oh baby, you were hurting and it needed to end for you but now we are here desperately wishing you could come back and knowing that you can't.

You came to this world like no other child. More than 3 months premature and weighing less than a pound and a half but you defied the odds. You came home after such a long NICU stay and you progressed so beautifully. You were a natural fighter. When they told us you had cancer and gave you only a 10% chance of surviving, we somehow thought your fighting spirit would win again. We were wrong.

I miss you so much and I need you.

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Aug 06, 2012
by: Anonymous

Sorry for your loss.

Jun 14, 2012
We Are Never Ready.......
by: TrishJ

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even begin to imagine how you feel. I've never lost a child. I lost my husband 18 months ago and never dreamed that the loss would hurt so badly.
All you can do is cling to those around you who love you, take things very slowly. The pain never leaves us but we do make it to a place where we are able to remember the beauty and joy. We are never prepared for the loss. While we can still hold their hand and hear them breath we can endure the pain of knowing their passing could be soon. It's when we can't hold them anymore, look into their eyes and tell them we love them~then the real pain sets in.
We can tell them we love them and please trust me when I say he can hear you and he knows it. Your love is something that can never be taken away.
Praying for peace for you. John will always love you.

Jun 14, 2012
by: Anonymous

Iam so sorry for your loss at a young age,i too lost my beautiful son Josh August 2011.The pain doesnt get any better its so unberable i cry every day and wish i could hold him just once more.I miss and love him sooooo much and it hurts so bad,and its still no better.Take care Karenxx

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