Having my brothers home from college over these past few days has been so much fun! We had a great time at Gramma and Poppy’s on Thanksgiving Day, and we packed in a lot of other fun things, like beach trips and laugh fests.
As fun-filled as this holiday has been, there has been something that has weighed heavily on my heart. The little boy I have written about before, Max Nunn, traveled to heaven on Thanksgiving Day. I know this will sound very funny to most people, but I am not sad at all for Max. I am actually relieved for him that he is no longer suffering. At the same time, I am heartbroken for his family who has to find a way to live their lives without him. I have no doubt that the Nunn family will use their love for Max to continue his mission of raising money for childhood cancer research. The way Max’s family came together to support him through his illness was remarkable, and I have no doubt that their loving family mission will lead to an enormous leap forward in the fight against childhood cancer.
Sweet Max, forever 7, my life is better because you touched it with your love. I never met you face to face, but our hearts have met over and over. We share so much more than our battle with childhood cancer. We share our passion– we share our mission– to stop childhood cancer. Max, your precious hands are at God’s side now… I ask God to please help guide my hands and my heart here on Earth to see that our mission lives on.
Off in the future, people will look back on history and smile when they read about the little boy who fought cancer with everything he had, not only for himself, but for all other children who would have to follow. And the history books will call this boy who inspired millions in donations that led to research for a cure:
Sir Maxwell Kinkaid Nunn The Great
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No, it doesn’t sound strange to me. I felt the same way, and for Anna, who went to Heaven on the 27th after a long fight with Ewing’s Sarcoma, as well. It doesn’t mean I’m happy they were ever in pain at all — definitely not — but I’m glad they’re not in pain now. Now it is their families who are in pain; Max and Anna are free, and now we need to pray for the families who they left behind. As parents and siblings (I’ve got a little brother — I can’t imagine the pain they’re going through!) a part of their hearts are missing. I can’t imagine anything worse for a parent…except maybe to see them continue to suffer at the rate they were (see Anna’s Nov 26th and first Nov 27th update, right now the second and first page, to see what I’m talking about).
Fly high, little guy.