Travel influencer Christine Tran Ferguson shared with her Instagram followers on July 3rd that her 14-month-old son Asher was in the ICU fighting for his life. Prayers started pouring in, but sadly, the little one lost the battle for his life after two years of being hospitalized.
On August 16, Christine opened up about her feelings and the sadness that filled her heart following the tragic loss.
She shared a series of photos of herself, her baby boy, and her husband Ryan Ferguson, and spoke of the immense grief and the hope of being able to overcome the tragedy sometime in the future.
“We should be preparing our trip to Italy next week. Instead, I’m looking at these photos from our first family vacation almost exactly a year ago at 4 months old,” she wrote.
The heartbroken mom added that they were planning on visiting the place where she and her husband tied the knot and then explore Tuscany, a place they have never visited before.
Baby Asher was welcomed into the world on the 9th anniversary of the first ever meeting between his parents. When Christine told the world that her baby was born and announced his name, she explained that Asher meant ‘happy & blessed.’
“I miss these memories, I miss you, I wanted new memories with you. I wish you are here with us every second of every day. It hurts so much, this pain will never go away! I never knew such pain could even exist! Our lives were perfect, normal… until it wasn’t,” Christine continued in her lengthy post on August 16.
She then admitted that she simply couldn’t believe it’s been a month since she last held her baby boy, who was her world, and that it was that long since she smelled him, and kissed him, heard him laughing, and admired his little walk.
Those are the memories she would cherish forever, but she’s heartbroken that she can never make new memories with her sweet Asher ever again.
“I want it all back so badly! I’m forever heartbroken, forever changed. 14 months with you was not long enough. I thought I had forever, we had so many plans for the future and it’s just gone,” she continued – admitting how ‘so hard, incredibly hard’ it is. “I pray and pray we find the strength to carry you with us.”
A months before Asher’s passing, the family celebrated Father’s Day, a day Christine hadn’t celebrated in 15 years until then.
“Since losing my father at 22 I haven’t celebrated Father’s Day & isn’t the easiest day but since having Asher and seeing Ryan become a father it has brought me the biggest joy in life. I just love seeing [his] face light up when he hears you come home. Thank you for being the best daddy to Asher,” she wrote.
The heartbroken mom said that with Asher’s passing, a part of her died.
“I still feel like you’re going to reappear but our home is so quiet and empty without you,” she continued. “Part of me has died with you. I’m so heartbroken, with no idea how to live a life without you. I can’t even put into words how loved you are. I can’t stop seeing your big smile everywhere I go, I hear your laugh and babbles all day and it just breaks my heart you’re physically not here.”
“I prayed for the miracle, for YOU to be the miracle, for you to come back to us. My heart aches for you every second,” she wrote. “You will never be forgotten. We will take you everywhere we go. We love you so much my sweet boy, I pray I get to see you soon.”
Christine hasn’t specified a cause of death.
We are so very sorry for the loss of such a young soul. May he rest in peace.
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