Miss Baby O-Dawg
I remember when Jolene called me and told me "He's out". She was so excited to have gotten such a beautiful little boy. What a joy he was. From the minute I saw him he had me wrapped tightly around his little finger. Every time I was around him I could not put him down. I enjoyed every moment I had holding him and kissing his beautiful little face. Even when he showed us his lung capacity, he seemed to calm down in Auntie's arms, maybe because I loved to hold him, loved to be with him.
I am so happy that my husband Ryan and I went and spent a weekend with Tim, Jolene, Janaya and Owen. I held him all weekend and kissed his beautiful little face. My favorite memory of Owen is from that weekend. He fell asleep in my arms and I took him upstairs to his bed, but when I laid him down he started to cry. So I picked him back up and laid him down on the big bed and laid beside him. He looked at me and smiled and talked for over an hour. For that long, it was just Owen and I. That little boy looked through my eyes into my heart. It is unreal to me that without even knowing, that weekend was last time I got to hold him and kiss him and make him smile and laugh. It is unreal to think that I won't see him again until I meet him up above.
Owen has taught us how precious life is and how much everyone in our lives means to us. How much love you feel maybe even without realizing it. Owen taught us what love really is. He taught us how quickly life can change and how you should always put the people that you love, first in your life. He taught us that even through the biggest tragedy in life, the people who love us will be there to support and care for us.
Jolene and Tim - thank-you for giving me such an amazing little nefew to love, even if for such a brief time. You are amazing parents and he is lucky to have had you. Your loss is intolerable and I am so proud of how you guys have looked to God for thw strength to get through this targedy. I love you guys and Janaya so much and will be here anytime you need me.