This is your Angel Rodney.
Rodney was 10 years old when he died. He lived only 10 years, but in those 10 years, he probably saw more than most of us would see in a lifetime.
I read about Rodney's death and it touched me so deeply, as I know it has to so many others who never knew this little boy in life, but who will never forget him.
He was a gift from the Greatest Creator of all. A precious child. A child who had promise. A child who deserved love, protection and a warm loving hug. A child whose loss is so tragic, for we will never know what wonderful change he would have made in this world.
We say our children are our future. We Indians say the Seventh Generation to come. Our future - our children. But they are all our children and there are too many Rodneys in this world, too many who we no longer seem to see and when something this tragic happens, the finger of blame begins to point.
But this page is devoted to that precious life on this earth - and that precious spirit is not dead. Oh no! His spirit lives on forever and he is now a happy joyful child - who will run free and strong and happy for all eternity.
Before you read the tragedy of Rodney's death - this is a celebration of his life - to honor him. It is so often said it takes a village to raise a child. When we will become that village?
Rodney - fishing is so fun...it's the type of thing little boys so enjoy - your feet dangling in the water, the sun on your face, and the joy of a puppy dog at seeing your face.
Snakes and snails, and puppy dog tails, that is what little boys are made of!
Little boys, with a bright sparkle in their eyes - rushing off on bikes, bouncing balls, racing along, singing a song - teasing the girls and giggling.
Cuddling up with Mom or Dad, knowing someone always loves you whether you're happy or sad.
You are loved Rodney. You were always loved.
This butterfly that comes along, is a reminder of the spirit of a little boy, so strong. Just look up in the dark night sky - see that brightest star? The one that is so big and bright? It's Rodney's spirit - giving light to the night.
RODNEY - YOUR SPIRIT SOARS!