There should be a law against the making of little caskets.
It just isn't right.
As I was getting ready to go to Luca's funeral today, I knew it
was going to be difficult. I never imagined it would be as difficult
as it was. As the family entered the chapel, Annalisa, Luca's mother
was beside the little casket with her had on it, sobbing.
No mother should ever have to go through a day like today.
Luca fought leukemia for 27 of the 36 months he was on this earth.
"As we sat in an emergency room some 27 months ago and heard the words,
your son has leukemia,
our lives changed forever."
A sweet little girl named Piper stood and sang a song called,
If I listen with my heart, I hear the Savior's Voice.
She was almost to the end of the song when her emotions
took hold of her and she began to cry.
There was not a dry in the entire chapel.
Bishop Richard C. Edgley then stood to offer a few words.
He reminded Luca's parents that as they listen with their hearts,
they will hear Luca's voice.
I really hate cancer.
However, I was again reminded today that there many
things cancer can't take away.
It can't take away love, memories or families.