Today is a tough day for the Kettermans and their extended family. On Tuesday, June 9, we said goodbye to Wesley James Cockerill, the youngest of the Ketterman Grandchildren. Our hearts are heavy, but we know that he is resting and healed in the arms of Jesus. Many tears of sorrow will be shared, but in this sorrow there is peace in knowing that God is Good and He will carry us through.
Wesley was born with Noonan Syndrome, a genetic condition that affects several aspects of development including heart defects such as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a thickening of the heart muscle. Complications after a "standard" medical procedure resulted in nearly four weeks of amazing medical care at Fairfax hospital. We are so grateful for the exceptional care by the doctors and nurses there, as well as those across the country and the world who worked on his case. Our prayer for the medical staff is that they know the decisions they made and continue to make are the best they can, and that they will continue to give the best quality care to those they serve.
Much of the first year of Wesley's life was spent here at Ketterman's. Some of you may have heard his voice from the back-room "working" alongside his mom as a bench jeweler. Wesley will be remembered for his endless smiles, incredible love of Veggie Tales and most recently his amazing scooting abilities. His parents and brothers greatly appreciate your thoughts and condolences. They can best be served in this time by knowing that Wesley's passing and the joy we can feel in the sorrow is a testament to the love of Jesus that is available to you. Know that He is good and His plans are perfect.
"It is not our job to ask 'why?', it is our job to be faithful." - Katie Ketterman Cockerill