Father Sings to Dying Son… Beautiful [VIDEO]
In four short days, this man lost his family and his world. In the midst of this unthinkable loss, he manages to give his dying son a beautiful gift.
Chris Picco lost his wife and best friend of seven years unexpectedly. She was pregnant with their first child, due to give birth in five weeks. A son, Lennon James Picco was born via emergency c-section. Knowing that his wife would want him to be with their son. A grieving Chris kept a constant vigil by his new son's side. Holding his tiny hand and humming softly. Chris remembered his wife saying that Lennon seemed especially active when he would hear The Beatles. Lennon is named after legendary Beatle, John Lennon because of that.
As Lennon was swaddled in warm blankets intertwined with tubes dying, Chris gave his son a beautiful gift. He sang Lennon his first and last lullaby. Here is the beautiful video.
Chris later posted this via Facebook:
"Dear friends, family, and supporters; it is with an unbelievably heavy heart that I write this. My little fighter, Lennon James Picco went to sleep in his daddy's arms late last night. He was surrounded by family, friends, and the best doctors, nurses and hospital staff in the world. He was dressed in an outfit that Ashley bought for him, with little guitars on it, and wrapped in a blanket made by a dear friend. I am so thankful for the four unforgettable days I got to spend with him. His mommy would have been so beyond joy to see him and to hold him, touch him, bathe him, sing to him - as I have had the privilege of doing. I have been so blessed and honored to love him before he was formed, to cherish him while mommy carried him, meet him face to precious face, and hold his perfect little body while we said 'goodbye for now'. There are no words, but I wanted to keep you updated, as your love and support has meant more than anything in the world. All you need is love."
Life is so fragile and short. This is certainly a reminder of that...