Obituary of Jaden McPherson
On Friday, April 4, 2008, Jaden Nathanael was born. God had answered our prayers. We had prayed for a son and He gave us Jaden, a beautiful and healthy baby boy. When I held him in my arms for the first time, my heart was filled with so much love and joy. I was holding a precious gift from God.
A memory which has always stayed with me was when I was in my hospital room and Jaden was lying on the bed, wrapped in the blanket with only his tiny face visible. As I stood over him, he stared up at me with those amazing, big eyes. Another memory is when the doctor was holding him and Kahdel said something and he immediately turned his head to look at him. He had recognized Daddy’s voice.
When Jaden sat up for the first time, he and I were on the bed and Kahdel was in the living-room. He came right away when I called him. We were both so excited and proud. I was there when he took his first step. I never gave Jaden a bath because I wasn’t comfortable doing it so Kahdel did the honors and I could see that it was one of the things he enjoyed. Even as Jaden got older, he was the one who gave him a bath and oiled his skin. He loved taking care of Jaden. Cutting his hair was something he enjoyed doing and he was a pro at it.
We both loved spending time with Jaden. I remember how he and I used to sit on the floor and roll the ball back and forth or play with his trucks. In the car, Jaden loved listening to children’s songs like the one about the dog, BINGO or The Wheels of the Bus Go Round and Round. We used to visit the park, go for drives and visit Grandma.
Life with Jaden had its challenges because of his asthma but we managed. We were a very close family. Jaden was a happy child. He loved spending time with his Dad and me. Kahdel and I are thankful for the 11 years we have had with him. I am thankful that God blessed my father with his first grandchild and my mother with her only grandchild. He was the cherished and only nephew of my two sisters.
I will miss Jaden hanging out with me in the kitchen, watching me wash the dishes while we talk about different things. On the day he passed, he told me about a dream he had. He used to share his dreams with me. I will miss him asking me, "So, what are you going to do now?" whenever I got off of the computer or having him sit at the table next to me, playing his video games while I blogged or worked from home.
I will miss reading the Bible to him at nights. I will miss hugging him. I take comfort in knowing that his Dad and I will see him again and we will be together for eternity. Until then, his memory will live on our hearts.To send flowers to the family of Jaden McPherson, please visit Tribute Store