Goodbye Otito…


God is good. He gave us “Otito” and he was a beautiful pearl that brightened up our lives. He was always on loan to us and so we looked after him completely. Now God has requested him back because he was too precious in his sight to overlook.

He suffered so… death became the key to set him free from it all. It hurts but he is now at peace. His peace will be my peace in the end.

My heart bleeds. Not because of pain but because of a different type of joy. A joyful trust that this bitter pill is good for me because my God allowed it to be. I trust his decision completely because his ways and thoughts are not like mine. If anything his thoughts for me are of good and never of evil.

This blow dealt to me feels horrible but nothing happens in my life without God’s ordination. Therefore I decree today that it is the Lord’s doing it is marvellous in my sight and I will continue to praise him through the pain.

It is hard now but I know it will get easier.

Otito was strong amidst his adversity and so I draw from it and remain strong.

Although he suffered endlessly, through it all, he managed to remain happy and filled the hospital ward that was his final home with his laughter and music.

He will be greatly missed by us all especially his older brother Mark and all his friends- the devoted staff at GOSH who were devoted to him.

Otito was their boy too. They loved and cared for him like their own. He was admitted Feb 2016 and remained an inpatient until he passed away on Tue 21 Feb 2017….

He will always be remembered for his singing, humming, dinosaur stumping around the ward and enjoying endless nursery rhymes with his iPad on Rainforest ward at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children’s Charity

He brought us all together for a reason and please let his passing not separate us. This changes nothing and although I have been relieved of my duties as a Parent carer, I shall not rest until I spread the word about the world I was privileged to be part of these past few years.
This will be Otito’s legacy……

Thank you

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