...For [one of] my wonderful cousins, Porter, who passed away last night due to a hiking accident. Before I got the call from my mom, I was having a dream. In the dream, I heard the little jingle for "Hold on to dear life", no joke. And I was crying in the dream. Then the phone rang and it was my mom with the news of Porter. I just want my Aunt and Uncle and their family to know how much I love them and that they're in my thoughts and prayers. I love all of my family and I just want to say I'm so grateful for temples and the blessings of Eternal Families. Where would we be without the gospel in our lives? I love the gospel so much.
I've shed a lot of tears this day thinking about my family - my Aunt and Uncle and the rest of their children. I can't imagine what they're going through. But my heart goes out to you all.
I've been thinking all day that Porter is now with my grandpa, I can imagine that grandpa is teasing him like he used to do with all of us and I can see Porter's cute smile.
Porter, my dear cousin, I love you and I'll be looking forward to the day when we can see you again! Love, Stacey