I don’t know if you heard about this story but I had to share it with you.
I hope that this post will help you and encourage you to spend time with your little ones all the time. But not forget about your wife. You just never know when something may change forever.
That is the story of Chris Picco, a musician who sang a song to his dying son.
His four-day-old dying son. I can’t imagine doing this and even as I write this it’s hard to see what I’m writing because of the tears in my eyes.
Chris has gone through some events I would not wish upon anybody.
I’m not the best storyteller and in this case, I’m even less of a storyteller because I’m hurt. My body aches from reading this so maybe I’ll just copy the intro of the story that caught my eye:
It was hard enough for Chris Picco to lose his wife after childbirth, but then his infant son died days later in his arms.
In a loving tribute video that has now gone viral, Picco strums his guitar and sings the Beatles’ “Blackbird” to his infant son, who was incubated at Loma Linda University Medical Center after he was born earlier than expected.https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fathers-sings-blackbird-to-dying-son-20141113-story.html
Here’s the video of Chris Picco singing to his son.
First Chris lost his Wife Ashley from an aneurysm, and then four days later his newborn son dies. Talk about a knockout uppercut that you survive just to be greeted with a haymaker as you sit on the canvas.
I feel heartbroken for this man’s life. But I also hope that he knows that many people are here to help. The outpour of support after this story broke seems to be overwhelming.
I know this will never leave his memory for as long as he lives but my thoughts are with him in hopes that he finds some solace in the possibilities of new beginnings ahead.
For you, if you pray, he could use some prayers, if you dance then dance for him, if you send good vibes then do so because he’ll need them for a long time to come.
And you should probably go and spend some time with your family. Go tell them how much you love them. Go hug them.