Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Baby Esteven was the little baby who I did a post on when he had his feeding tube put in. He's been in and out of the hospital, and he passed away last night around 8:00pm. Here's the email Patti Sue sent out:

My house is quiet. No oxygen concentrator running, no pulse oximeter beeping, no suction machine running. It is very strange to us all not to have Esteven with us and will take some getting use to. Esteven had a sweet spirit and when he looked at you it was like he was looking into your soul.
Esteven went to be with Jesus at 8 pm on January 26, 2010 and we will miss him.
Any memorial funds sent in his name to CornerStone International US or ACCI Canada will be put toward his hospital bill.
Thank you for your continued prayers.
In His embrace
Patti Sue

We just had a small ceremony at 2:00 pm. They build these tall concrete structures where you slide the casket into one of the slots, and then you put the headstone on the front. Dwight, Freddy & Luis were sealing the front with blocks and concrete.

There are so many mixed emotions for the doctors, Patti Sue and everyone who has cared for Esteven over the past several months. Above all though...everyone involved is happy that Esteven is now perfectly healthy and with his Father.... Mama Ines and Patti Sue both spoke at the ceremony and painted a beautiful picture of Esteven singing, running and playing like a healthy little child.
This is one of my favorite pics that Patti Sue sent one day. Be sure to read his shirt!

I've always loved the visual this verse in Isaiah provides, and I often focus on this in regard to the kids with disabilities whom I love so much...

"Then will the eyes of the blind be opened

and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

Then will the lame leap like a deer,

and the mute tongue shout for joy....

They will enter Zion with singing;

everlasting joy will crown their heads.

Gladness and joy will overtake them,

and sorrow and sighing will flee away."

Isaiah 35:5-6;10

Won't that be a beautiful sight!?! Thank you, Father, for your promises.
One day....


  1. God knew we needed some sunshine, so He lent Esteven for awhile.

  2. Rest In Peace Esteven!
    You will be missed.
    My thoughts & prayers go out to all who took care of Esteven while he was here on earth. And they also go out to his family. God Bless you , Esteven! - Love Randee

  3. As my tears are falling I cannot get the sweet picture of Dwight holding Esteven and smiling out of my mind. The post said Dwight loved his little feet and I just picture God looking at me and smiling- and loving my "little feet". I think the love you all gave Esteven on this earth got him ready for all the love I Know he is getting now! I love you guys.