I had the opportunity and challenge of being interviewed by Ellie’s Way this week. Ellie’s Way is an organization named in honor of Todd and Kristen Nigro’s precious daughter, Ellie, who died in a tragic accident in January 2012.
This opportunity was a challenge because the hardest thing for me to write about is… Henry. It’s easier to write about theology. It’s easier to write about my pain. But writing about Henry, and trying to capture his essence with mere words… that’s the hardest for me. Maybe that’s why I dreaded writing this post. Maybe that’s why I’m so glad I did.
Below is a snippet and you can read the entire post here:
I’d like people to remember two things about Henry – the first is his laugh. I lived for that laugh. When Henry laughed, every cell in his body participated. He’d throw his head back, burst into a massive smile, and cackle from his gut. Waves of joy would emanate from his delighted little self and flood the atmosphere. His laugh was positively magnetic. It captured the attention of everyone around him, family and strangers alike. Hundreds of people laughed with Henry over the years, including strangers in line at the Post Office and passing shoppers at the grocery store. His laugh spread joy everywhere we went. No one could be sad around little Henry’s mighty laugh.