Aiden was physically challenged with various ailments. He required constant attending to his medical needs. I was so impressed with the level of care his parents gave him. They took Aiden everywhere they went. In three years Aiden experienced things that many kids his age don't get to experience.
Through his difficulties, Aiden was able to express his love and feelings through his special looks and sounds. He was a fine looking young boy, with eyelashes that most women only dream of! His blue eyes would sparkle when you would speak to him or rub his head.
Aiden knew what it was to suffer. I do not understand this about God. Why does he allow innocent children to suffer? I suppose that question can only be answered in eternity. Through the suffering, God was able to reach the hearts of many people.
A few days ago, the Lord chose to end the suffering and take Aiden home to be with Him. Although we are saddened at our loss, we are celebrating the end of earthly pain. I was honored to speak at the service for Aiden. The church was full of people including many tough police officers who had tears rolling down their faces. That is the kind of impact Aiden had. The funeral procession was something to see. Ten police cars from various agencies led the way with lights flashing. It was an appropriate send off for such a great young man.
I have a feeling our send off here on earth was nothing compared to the royal welcome he received in heaven! The next time we see Aiden he will be well, healed, whole and strong. I told Mike that when he gets to heaven Aiden will embrace him with big, strong arms.
Keep Mike and Misty in your prayers. Losing a child is one of the most traumatic things a human being can endure. It requires friends and prayers. May God bless the Wilbanks family. Thank you Lord, for blessing our lives with Aiden...even if the time was too short for our liking. We trust your ways.