AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Bob Mitchley, iJean-Pierre Gregoire, iCULLEN DORN, iL. D. Rafey, iMaryanne Raphael, iA.J. Mahari, iTom Kitt, i

  Home > Memoir > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 7,838 Titles
· 41,508 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Before 2003

Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
Synergy
by J Michael Donovan

Synergy is the story of Father Sal, Catholic priest, and Sister Grace, who struggle with a burning love of God, their Church and each other...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
MR. RAZ EFIMME
by John Townsend

A story about two men who vow never to retire...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members





Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan


Not As It Should Be. ... :Sequoyah Hudson's Story.
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

A couple remembers their son who passed away last year. This is their story.

Image of Christmas tree (c) 2010, by Karla Dorman.

The holidays are here, but we are feeling anything BUT joyful ...

A year ago this past August, our son, Sequoyah Hudson, passed away; he died in a drowning accident.  He was only two.  He would have been three on Thanksgiving Day, which was just three days ago.

There isn't a day where we don't think of him.  

Christmas seems to be the hardest time because Sequoyah LOVED Christmas.  He loved the twinkling lights and the smell of fresh pine, hot cinnamon tea, chestnuts roasting over a hot fire, and the sounds of the choir singing at church.  

Sequoyah had special needs.  He had Down syndrome and was mentally disabled, but he knew how to love and give love to others.  He was always laughing, always smiling; there were not very many days where he wasn't happy.  He loved to play and run around as any other little boy would do and he loved being held or read to.

Sequoyah had several major heart surgeries (one when he was ten days old and two more at the ages of one year and two and a half).  The times he spent in the hospital were the most difficult we, as his parents, had ever faced, but somehow, some way, God got us through the worst of it, and our son emerged, pink, healthy, happy, whole.  It was nothing short of a miracle.

Then came the accident.  August 15th, 2010.   He was swimming with some friends at the lake when he ran too far out and went under.  By the time someone realized he was missing, it was too late.  A half hour after Sequoyah Hudson had gone missing, life guards pulled his body from the water.  He was already gone.  It was the worst possible thing to happen to us.  We were numb with grief and shock.

We barely remember the details of the funeral or the weeks and first few months after he died; we are just starting to come back and try to pick up the pieces of our shattered lives.  

All we know is this: our lives will never be the same.  We never expected to lose our little boy like this.  Now that Chrismas/the holidays are here, there are only reminders of what our precious little boy loved and enjoyed.

We should be enjoying time with family and friends, buying each other presents, and going to church to sing the carols, but all we can do is stay home and reflect on what was taken from us a little over a year ago.  We miss little Sequoyah Hudson more now than ever.  All we would like for Christmas is for him to come back to life, although we know that this isn't possible.

Pray for us; pray we get through what is supposed to be a joyous time of year because our world as we knew it has ended and there isn't anything worth celebrating in our lives! 


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Paul Berube 11/28/2011
Sad & well done, Karen.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/27/2011
Powerful, very sad, but very well done
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/27/2011
Very sad, Karen, but very well penned.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.


Books by
Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado



with a little help







Soldier to Civilian The Best of My Stories by G M (Jerry) Roberts

This book is both humorous and poignant at the same time. Jerry tells of his life after his retirement from the army in 1987 to the present. He brings the reader up to speed by goi..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


bipolar bare by carlton davis

A memoir of my life's journey with mental illness..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


My Casino Caper by Paul Kyriazi

Or get the audio-book with Edd's novella version, and two other thrillers, all for $2.99 in '3 Wild Thrillers'...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.