Today we mourn the loss of our dear friend, four-year-old Graeme Johnson. Graeme passed away late this afternoon and is now free of pain and sorrow in the presence of our Lord Jesus. Graeme had serious heart complications since birth, resulting in numerous surgeries. He had surgery April 18th to repair a leaky valve on his heart and was recovering remarkably well. A few days later the doctors discovered the surgery unfortunately had not repaired the valve, only to leave it worse than before. Life was challenging for Graeme since then, and yesterday we learned that the largest vein to his heart was blocked. There was nothing the doctors could do. Graeme came home today and passed away at his house around 5:30 p.m. Please pray for his parents, Jim and Kylee, and his brothers, Chase and Ian. While we rejoice that Graeme is in heaven, we have lost a very special person. I wish you could have known Graeme. He would have charmed you with his smile and made you laugh with his jokes.
Here is a picture of precious Graeme. I took this picture while babysitting him nearly three years ago, and unfortunately I don’t have a more recent photo. Here he is with Kayla in June of 2005.