Ethan Loney was a beautiful boy. I never had the pleasure of meeting him personally, but he touched my heart in a big way. I have a soft spot in my heart for sick children. When I heard his story, I wanted to run to him, scoop him up, and make him all better. Ethan was battling neuroblastoma at only 2 years old. Sadly I could not help him, make him better. All that could be done for him was done, but unfortunately Friday morning, Ethan Loney received his wings.
I can't imagine what his family is going through. I have lost people close to me, but to lose your own child... I can't even fathom that. I don't understand why a child must go through such a thing. I don't understand why a child has to leave this world much before his time. Some may think, for various reasons, that it was his time. What I have to say about that is F that! He should be HERE!!!
But I need to put those questions of why aside and do what I can to help Ethan's family through this most difficult time. I cannot bring their baby back. I cannot tell them that it will be ok, because it isn't and it may not be ok for a while. I do think that they will find the strength to continue on. Part of helping the Loney family find this strength is to show them that their baby touched so many people. People like me, a complete stranger to them, who had Ethan in my heart every day, hoping for the best.
In honor of Ethan, SupahMommy has asked that we release white balloons.
The sun is shining
The sky is blue
Your balloons are on their way
Enjoy them at your playground
in the sky
If you feel compelled to honor sweet Ethan, please email your pictures to
supahmommy @ gmail dot com
Until next time....