A Video Of Zekey

My husband, Andy put together this beautiful video for Zekey’s funeral yesterday, March 29th, 2014. The truth of where Zekey is brings me peace and joy for him and hope knowing I’ll see him again.

As you will see in the video, Zekey was beautiful, a joy, silly, inquisitive and Batten disease tried to take that all away. In the end, Zekey still shined the light of Jesus. What a true honor and privilege to have been his momma on this earth.

I will post the funeral video on the blog, soon. Again, thank you all so much for your prayers, gifts to help us go on the “Zekey trip” and encouragement in all of this. We love you. Truly.


  • Reply March 30, 2014

    Janice Martin

    Beautiful…thank you for sharing your inspiring walk in faith.

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    April Rum

    I love you so much friend! I can’t tell you how beautiful your words were yesterday. Your strength and faith inspires me more than anyone else ever has.

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    Terri H

    We were happy to see the beautiful video of Zekey and all of you, his wonderful loving, supportive, enduring through the suffering, and faith-full family. There are no real comforting words that any of us can utter, but in our attempt to soothe your hurts it’s evidence that our souls have been turned upside down and we feel the sadness/joyfulness of God’s amazing grace. He’s moved through the depths of our souls and has given us a longing for the place where there is no longer any mourning, pain, or tears of sadness, but joy and peace forever.

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    Thank you so much for sharing your Zekey with us.

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    jenni & andy

    We watched this late last night, and it brought tears to our eyes. Such a lovely tribute to your special son. Seeing Zekey on film reminded us so much of our time with Celia. I remember the feelings, when she died, of anger and anxiety and despair and deep sadness, but alongside them the feeling of relief. I remember crossing some thin, arbitrary line from life-as-“usual” to life-will-never-be-the-same. I remember it all, and I’m realizing now, two years removed, that a broken heart isn’t the end of everything, but the beginning of something else. I know your family has some marvelous something-elses in store, and I hope, so much, that the transitioning is filled with grace and peace for all of you. We’ve been thinking of your family all weekend, and our thoughts will remain with you for months to come.

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    Gail Whetstine

    What a privilege to see a glimpse of Zeke’s journey and the love you bathed him in during his short, little life here on Earth. God is so good! Your willingness to share is a blessing to all of us! (I am a friend of Melody Harris in San Diego.)

    Blessings, healing and peace to the family,


  • Reply March 30, 2014


    Bree, this was so beautiful…thank you so much for sharing these photos and videos of Zekey’s life.

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    Stuart Meyer

    Your family is beautiful. God is mighty to save. He rejoices over you and quiets you will His love. Zeph 3:17 Our family will continue to pray for yours.

  • Reply March 31, 2014

    Kelly Mohr

    Breena: Today in church we sang Cielo (Heaven) by Phil Wickham. I could actually envision your precious Zeke experiencing what that song conveys. It broke my heart and gave me joy at the same time. How wonderful for you to know you have all of eternity to spend with Zeke, and I can meet him too and tell him what an impact he had on me.

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    Beyond words how beautiful this is, and how calm you were for Zeke in his final hours here. We sang this worship song and others this weekend at church and talked about resurrection, and Zeke was on my mind the whole time! He is basking in the most amazing light now!

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    Cyndi N.

    What a wonderful tribute to such a cute and loving little boy. Brought tears to my eyes.

  • Reply April 2, 2014

    Ron and Toni Babcock

    Breena, we have known your parents for many, many years and, apparently your in-laws as well though I just became aware of it. I am seldom without words but I really can’t express the depth of my admiration for the strength and faith and amazing grace shown by you and your husband and your whole family during this unimaginably painful time. The video was amazing. I am still in tears. I never had the honor of getting to know Zeke but I look forward to being able to meet him one day in Eternity. You are all in our prayers.

  • Reply April 5, 2014


    Holy. Freaking. Crap.

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