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Couple Gets Married at 7 Year Old Son's Funeral

My first thought, when I saw the title was "how tasteless". But upon reading the article, I think I kind of understand it. What do you think?

*Copied from msnbc.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The parents of a 7-year-old boy who died after an upstate New York car crash have fulfilled his wish that they get married, and they did it at the child's funeral.

Amilcar Hill and Rahwa Ghirmatizion got married during Monday's funeral service in Buffalo for their son, Asa Hill. Asa died a day after his grandfather's car was involved a chain-reaction highway crash last week.

Hundreds of people packed the church for Asa's funeral. The couple surprised attendees by getting married, which the parents say their son had been asking them to do.

Amilcar Hill says Asa's organs were being donated to save other young lives.
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  • Marlow ~ Let There Be Light 2009/09/10 03:16:49
    Marlow ~ Let There Be Light
    +2
    I guess I agree with you Eliz. The headline was shockling though...lol
  • Eliz Marlow ... 2009/09/10 17:21:12
    Eliz
    +1
    lol I was pretty shocked by it as well. I tried to put myself in thier shoes though. What a heartbreaking thing to happen to any parent.
  • Mei 2009/09/09 22:21:36
    Mei
    +1
    It's sweet that they get married like the son wanted them too, but at his funeral? I mean, they could have waited until after. Either way, they're still granting his wish.
  • catherine-BOOboo 2009/09/09 20:28:34
    catherine-BOOboo
    +2
    awwwww that is really sad but its sweet that they did what he wanted them to do
  • Jaymee 2009/09/09 20:23:22
    Jaymee
    +2
    Wow I don't know what to say. What a precious gift to a child whose wish was to have his parents married. Sad but so very very sweet.
  • Riki 2009/09/09 08:56:34
    Riki
    +3
    At least this gives them a reason to celebrate. When will we stop focusing on death and celebrate their life?

    I most certainly do not want a funeral. Everyone heaped in a building around rotting flesh that no longer has electrical impulses, thus I'm not there, with everyone crying?

    Sounds horribly morbid to me. Celebrate what I did with my life, not how I died, if you must do something.
  • Jaymee Riki 2009/09/09 20:25:25
    Jaymee
    +3
    LOL Im sorry but I had to laugh at the line you posted and I quote:

    I most certainly do not want a funeral. Everyone heaped in a building around rotting flesh that no longer has electrical impulses.

    Thanks for the chuckle.
  • swflmother Riki 2009/09/16 18:06:54
    swflmother
    +2
    My thoughts are close to yours. No funeral for me..Just celebrate that I am in God's hands and have peace in my life at last... close funeral celebrate gods hands peace life
  • Riki swflmother 2009/09/16 18:20:45
    Riki
    +1
    Just celebrate that I am a part of the natural cycle of the earth that will use and abuse my molecules to create several more lifeforms.

    celebrate natural cycle earth abuse molecules create lifeforms

  • Troy 2009/09/09 08:41:58
    Troy
    +2
    Gobsmacked!
  • Kyra 2009/09/09 06:05:13
    Kyra
    +4
    what a story...bitter sweet.
  • Eddie Rae 2009/09/09 04:37:58
    Eddie Rae
    +4
    It's not for me but I understand it.
  • Keen Tojones 2009/09/09 04:04:43
    Keen Tojones
    +3
    Not the type of funerary function I could tolerate.
  • bye 2009/09/09 03:29:39
  • Fannie 2009/09/08 22:57:05
    Fannie
    +4
    Aww......that's something to remember.
  • tinkerbabe 2009/09/08 22:25:49
    tinkerbabe
    +3
    OMG, my heart just broke. I am so happy they could fulfill their sons wish. But wow, how can you celebrate it every year? Lump in throat!!
  • Eliz tinkerbabe 2009/09/08 23:51:26
    Eliz
    +4
    it is heartbreaking :(

    Maybe it's a good way for them to remember thier son in a positive way and heal
  • Jaymee tinkerbabe 2009/09/09 20:28:27
    Jaymee
    +2
    I lost my 4 year old daughter in March of 2006 from cancer. Faith is what gets you through it. It takes time but we should celebrate the lives who are called home unexpectly. Lumps in the throat is inevitable but Life is what should be celebrated not their passing. Does that make sense?
  • Eliz Jaymee 2009/09/10 17:24:27
    Eliz
    oh my...I am so sorry...
    I can't imagine anything more painful. But what you say makes perfect sense. *hugs* I'm sure your little angel is resting peacefully now
  • Jaymee Eliz 2009/09/15 18:15:00

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