It has been three months since my niece passed away and was called up to be with God. And today would have been her 5th birthday. During the time she was with us, we were simply blessed. I had a feeling her time on earth was limited, but I didn’t know she would have left us so suddenly. I remember that May 6th, 2013. I got a phone call from my mother in law saying that she was taken to the hospital, but she wasn’t sure if she was alive or not. I’m thankful I had a tall dresser to catch me because my legs gave out on me as I almost collapsed to the floor. I informed my wife who broke down immediately. We grabbed a quick breakfast nearby before rushing to the hospital. Before we left the fast food place, my father in law called me saying she didn’t make it and asked me to keep on eye on Christina. With my wife’s history of seizures, I understood his concern, so I made the choice not to say anything until we got to the ER. When we got to the ER, someone took us into a room where my in laws were there, all sad and eyes were a bit puffy from crying. I then told her the situation, in which my sister in law (the aunt) angrily questioned why I didn’t tell her right away. I told her that I made a decision that was best for Christina, and that I refused to argue with her over this. The nurses said we could see her. When my wife we were able to see her, we saw Madison all wrapped up in blankets and such, but she didn’t look the same. To be honest, the details as to how she looked is starting to fade. I remember how she looked at her funeral service more then at the ER. And although it may be hard going through life on a day to day basis knowing that she is no longer here with us, I know she’s in a better place having the time of her life with her three cousins Libby, Samuel, and Mariah (my three little ones). So Madison, Happy Birthday and I know we’ll see you one day when it’s our time to make the journey to heaven.
To my niece Madison Audrey Anguiano