My name is Clay Loftin, I am Christina's brother and one of Tate's uncles. Christina asked me to update her blog and inform you that yesterday our precious Baby Tate has gone to be with the Lord.
On Friday Tate was having a difficult time with breathing and staying calm. Christina believed that Tate's time with us was coming to an end. David and Christina, as they have always done, loved and comforted Tate while continually praying for him and relying on God for strength. On Saturday afternoon around 2:45 Tate left this world and went to be with our loving Savior.
Knowing that Tate's time with us was limited does not make the loss any easier to bare, but comfort comes from knowing that David, Christina, and Tate were faithful with what time they were given and God was given the glory for Tate's life and his death. We look forward to the day that we will be eternally reunited with him in Heaven.
Many members of the family went to be with David, Christiana, and their family last night to comfort them and see Tate before the arrangements were made. The family is praying for peace and understanding to surround David and Christina in the coming moments, days, and weeks. I know that you all will continue in your love and support of them as we begin to grow and heal.
She knows that many of you may have heard but wanted to update you because she cares for each and every one of you that follow her here on her blog. You have all been a testament to the purpose of Tate's life as you have prayed for him, wept for him, and searched for God in this situation. We pray that through Tate's life you have grown closer to God knowing that through Him comes life and death and peace. We find the ultimate comfort in knowing that yesterday Tate saw the face and held the hand of our loving Savior as he was welcomed into eternal glory with our Heavenly father. From my heart and hers, thank you for your diligent prayers, thoughts, and love.