Our son Rowan left this world December 15th, 2016 at the age of ten years old. In those 10 years, he spent a third of his life in the hospital including his last 6 months, as he went through 2 bone marrow transplants in a row. He taught us so many lessons through his life long battle though. He was tough as nails, with a heart of gold, and the faith of 100 men combined. Not a day went by that he didn't say "I love my life!" And he truly meant it.
"Our Little Trooper"
"Let me live, that I may praise you!" Psalm 119:175
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Arrangements for Rowan Jameson Windham
Please join us in honoring the life of Rowan Jameson Windham
July 21, 2006 - December 15, 2016
Friday, January 6th, 2017
Memorial service at 11:00 am at Live the Life Church in San Antonio
5595 US Highway 87 E, San Antonio, TX 78222
with visitation to follow immediately afterwards, from 12:00 Noon to 1:30 pm
1:30 pm procession to Hill Country Memorial Gardens in New Braunfels for 3:00 pm burial service
11700 State Highway 46 West, New Braunfels, Texas 78132
Saturday, January 7th, 2017
Celebration of Life, rock climb, and bubble blowing at 8:30 am at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Fredericksburg.
Park opens at 8:00 am. Guests are encouraged to arrive at 8:00 am to insure entry to the park as it will close to the public when maximum vehicle capacity is reached*.
16710 Ranch Road 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
(*It is extremely important that people carpool to Enchanted Rock if at all possible. The park will still be open to the public, and once the parking lot is full (250 vehicle maximum), they will not allow any more cars in. We are trying to see if we can arrange a shuttle from a nearby location, and will post those details if we are able to do so.)
Please wear your "Hope", "Love our life!", or "Rally for Rowan" shirts to both events.
We hope that you will all be able to join us, as we honor Rowan's short but amazing life. He was an avid artist, soccer player, thespian, video gamer, Lego builder, chef, bigfoot fan and philanthropist. He was an honorary Sheriff, Fireman, Lil Guardian with the Guardian's of the Children, honorary member of the Defense and Veteran's Affairs Committee, and honorary member of the Texas Army National Guard and Washington State Army National Guard. More than anything though, we pray he will be remembered for his faith and positive outlook on life, despite the most difficult circumstances. His life, though short and medically challenging, was filled with wonder and amazement as well...and he loved every single minute of it. Not a day went by that he didn't say: "I love my life!" And he truly meant it.
"Let me live, that I may praise you."
Rowan lived these words, praising God every day, good or bad. He never gave up hope, he embodied it. Despite our heartbreak and grief, we are desperately trying to do the same, in his honor and image. Please join us in that endeavor.