My sister Amber explained it perfectly:
"The main trial in our life has been the passing of my little nephew Kaden. He lived 9 days and touched many, many lives. This experience has made me stronger in my faith and more grateful for my crazy kids and all that I go through with them. I love my family and extended family so much more. (and I didn't think I could love them more than I already did!)"
I feel very blessed to have the Gospel, and to know the Plan of Salvation, and the powers of the Atonement.
I wanted to be there to comfort Sarah and help her through this trying time, but honestly she's been the one lifting me and being such an example of Christ-like love.
Heavenly Father has blessed me with an amazing family, yeah we have had our trials, but we are learning and growing and becoming closer.
Kaden has fulfilled his mission here on earth and I know he is in heaven, silently watching over us. I know he's still my Levi's little buddy, his very own guardian angel! I am so blessed to have my family and I know we will be together for all Eternity.
The night before Kaden passed away I read this quote:
A prophet once said about the loss of his child: "And there too are gathered to my Father’s mansion all my darling lovely ones; not in infantile helplessness, but in all the power and glory and majesty of sanctified spirits! Full of intelligence, of joy and grace, and truth.”
I don't know why, but it was so comforting and reassuring to read this. I know that there is life after this and my dear sister will get to raise her perfect son Kaden one day.
I gave myself a challenge and wanted to do a sketch for Sarah. I choose my favorite picture of him. His little face was so perfect, I was afraid I wouldn't be able to do the photo justice. It was a very peaceful experience and I was please with the way it turned out. I dare say it is one of my favorite pieces i've ever done. Thank you for your perfect example Kaden! We love you!