Delilah Shares Song Marking One-Year Anniversary of Her Son’s Death [VIDEO]
How time flies. A year has passed already since the death of our nighttime host Delilah’s son Sammy. To mark his passing… on March 11th, 2012, Delilah is sharing this video, one of two songs that have been written about Sammy since his death.
Here is a posting Delilah made Sunday afternoon concerning the song and the anniversary of her son’s passing. You will also find a re-posting of the blog I wrote about Sammy’s life and death when we first heard of his death one year ago. Sammy is in our thoughts today. Please feel free to leave your thoughts and condolences in the comments section below for Delilah and her family on this sad anniversary .
Tomorrow is the anniversary of my son Sammy’s passing. Since God called him home, two different people have written songs in his honor, and I wanted to share this one with you today, and if you have lost a loved one, I pray that it speaks to your heart as it did to mine…
This is an update on the blog I wrote earlier this week, passing on the sad news that the host of the Lite Rock nighttime love songs show, Delilah, had a death in her family. Her adopted son, Sammy, died over the weekend of sickle cell anemia. Sammy, one of seven children Delilah has adopted, was a Liberian refugee… found in an orphanage in Ghana, West Africa two years ago. Being homeless, with no other family, very little was known about Sammy’s early life or heritage.
Once in a Delilah’s family though, the boy blossomed , and, as you might imagine, they are all devastated by his death.
I have included some of the posts Delilah has made about Sammy and the preparations for his funeral. I’ve also posted a link to the Point Hope organization Delilah founded to help “forgotten children”, as Delilah calls them, like Sammy.
You are welcome to leave your thoughts and condolences for Delilah in the comments section below, and we’ll make sure to pass them on to her.
Delilah writes….”I had the heartbreaking task of going to the funeral home today to meet with a funeral director, David. He was so kind and sweet, and said “tell me a bit about your son Sammy”….two hours later I was still talking and had not even scratched the surface of who Sammy is…do me a favor tonight, if you have children tell them one more time how much you love and cherish them, you don’t know what tomorrow will bring…
Hundreds of you have called the station, and have written to me offering your love and support. Thank you, thank you, thank you. My heart is shattered, but I have peace knowing how deep Sammy’s faith was and knowing he is no longer suffering in pain. If you want to do something to honor the life of my son, go to www.pointhope.org and say that you know that Sammy lived…”