Some times it’s tough being a Dream Rider. This week we had the honor of standing guard as family left the Funeral Home heading to the Cemetery. Lil Oliver never saw the light of day, his mother was only 8 months pregnant when she began hurting and knew something was wrong. When she got to the hospital it was to late. The doctors had to deliver the bad news that her precious angel was no longer living.
After hours of agonizing labor, the terrified mother delivered a beautiful 4 lb baby boy. On the outside he was tiny but perfect. There will be many sleepless nights for this mother wondering “why”. But all of God’s glory and time he will have answers for her that no one but her can understand.
The very next day we were asked to escort the funeral procession of a 9 year old angel from the church where they had her farewell goodbys, to the cemetery where her lil body was laid to rest.
9 year old Anna Carol had a surgery that took a good bit of intestine and bowel. Scar tissue had wrapped severely around her intestine. the doctors had to leave her intestine out of her body to heal. Her liver and kidneys were in the process of shutting down it was so severe. Only a few hours after the surgery she passed away. Her family, friends, class mates, cheer leader squad mates, teachers, preachers, and Dream Riders all shed tears of sorrow for the family’s loss.
But you can bet it was a true honor and privilege to stand with these families and comfort them in the best way we know how and that’s through love , support, and kindness. We, Dream Riders wouldn’t want that any other way.
Sometimes it may be tough being a Dream Rider, but it sure is rewarding to the heart and soul.