Sunday, July 24, 2016

Flowers For Trey

When we lived on the ranch Trey's Dad was our well man. We got to know Trey because he rode along on well calls with his Dad. I don't know the details but Trey was born with some of his bones in his back missing so he was never able to walk. When he was born evidently his Mother was not able to handle the burden and left Trey and his Dad. His Dad was both Father and Mother and did the best job he could. Taking him to parties in town and leaving him with his friends until he called his Dad to come pick him up. Taking him riding in the truck to look for wild hogs, hunting and anything a normal preteen was doing. John started inviting him out to hunt at the ranch. John and his Dad would lift him in his wheel chair onto the back of a truck and he would watch for deer. He never shot one and I don't know if he had the aim to shoot a deer or not but it made him feel normal when the other boys would talk of their deer hunting trips. The doctors had hopes of a surgery that would "fix" him when he became a certain age but he grew worse and passed before that time. We stopped at his grave site today.

12 comments:

S. J. Qualls said...

That's a sad story. Trey's father must be so lost without him. Sorry for the loss.

Jon said...

What a very tragic and poignant story. I'm glad that his father loved him, and I'm sure others did, too. Trey deserves flowers and prayers of remembrance.

TexWisGirl said...

how sad... so glad he had some joys of country life before he passed.

jack69 said...

Amazing the things 'WE DO NOT KNOW'. This is a bitter sweet story. My son't wife left him with healthy twins, and that was a job. I cannot imagine how Trey's dad handled all the situations that came up, but some folk have 'sand'.
Me thinks Trey is resting in peace!

Leilani Lee said...

I have great admiration for parents who do what they can to help their disabled child live as normal a life as possible. It is nice to have a place to remember...

salemslot9 said...

it's cool that
your John invited
him out to hunt
at the ranch

we have a
well man at
the lake haus
named Clifford

Linda Kay said...

Attention to some senior folks is always welcome and a great gift.

Lux G. said...

Aw. :(
He deserves to be remembered.

TARYTERRE said...

A beautiful story of a special guy.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Poignant post. Tears flowed unexpectedly. You made us all feel we knew him a bit and how he was treated so well, with such a sad thing to be born with. Y'all made him feel normal.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

A very touching tribute, Paula <3

Mary Degli Esposti said...

Not visited you in a long time~took a big break from blogging(justmary). I have missed you, Paula.
I've stopped going to my family plots recently because the memories contain some baggage I don't feel like going through right now, but I think you are a Chick made of stronger stuff than me.
Perhaps Trey didn't want to shoot a deer. Maybe he was a sensitive boy who understood pain & suffering too well. In some ways he may have been better than normal. I cannot imagine Trey's father's pain.