I hope you have some tissues handy when you read this story because you’ll need them; I sobbed real tears for this little guy, and I’m sure you will too!
Leland Shoemake, a precious little kid, wanted his mother and father to get this lovely sweet note from him before he left this world.
On September 25th, at the tender age of six, this young kid died of his ailment while having treatment for Balamuthia mandrillaris, a brain-eating amoeba.
His parents returned home without their son to find a wonderful note, which they will remember and enjoy for the rest of their lives!
Tim discovered the note in their living room, where he liked to draw and make art, while his mother was in his room organizing and preparing for the burial.
As soon as he laid eyes on the message, Time burst into tears, and he dashed towards his wife, eager to present her the note he had discovered…
This is all that was written on the note:
“I’m still here with you.” Thank you so much, Mom and Dad. “I adore my parents.”
“To say I was devastated would be an understatement…
For the longest period, we cried together.”
Their little kid wrote them messages and pictures all the time, but this one was so much more important than the others that they decided to frame it and hang it in the living room.
Leland was a brilliant and highly curious small guy, according to Mom’s Facebook history!
Amber had this to say about him:
“By the time he was a year old, he knew his abcs, numbers, colors, shapes, and 20 sight words.” We adored him because he was our little nerd. He enjoyed going to school and learning new things. He was a history buff who watched the history channel, the weather channel, documentaries, and anything else related to the subject… He had a strong desire to learn.”
Leland wasn’t just a bright youngster; he was also a very gregarious young man who enjoyed conversing with his parents and other people. Everyone who came into contact with him was struck by his charming, kind nature, and his parents even acquired new friends as a result of him.
He was a truly nice youngster who was stolen from us far too soon before he could develop!
This note he left behind was simply stunning, something that everyone should see; words can’t express how much it means to a parent to find anything like this in these circumstances.
Amber had this to say about Leland:
“We liked him because he was our little nerd.” He adored school and learning.”
“He was a history buff who watched the history channel, the weather channel, documentaries, and anything related to the subject.”
“He was fascinated by ships like the Titanic and historical events like WWII. He was flawless. Jaws was his favorite film.”
“Steven Spielberg was his favorite director. Adam Sandler was his favorite actor.”
“He was devoted to his brother and his family.” He was the life of the party at every gathering. His grin is bright enough to light up a metropolis.”
“He was the smartest, kindest, and most loving little guy that ever lived.”
All who knew him, especially his parents, will be saddened by his passing, and we express our condolences and prayers to them!