Obituary of Callum Huck Workman
Callum Huck Workman went home to Jesus on August 4, 2022 after a brave battle with congenital heart disease. Callum was born on June 11, 2022, and it was our deepest joy to be his father and mother for the 55 days he was on this earth.
From the day he was born, Callum had a lot of spunk. Tight swaddles were no match for him. The moment we turned around and turned back, he already broke a hand free. And don’t even think about his head position. If he wanted to lay looking to the left, no one could stop him. He was a little man who knew what he wanted. Though he spent his short life in a hospital bed, he was active, always kicking and fighting with the nurses. He loved looking with his bright, hazel eyes at his animal mobile hanging over his bed.
Our Callum was a heart warrior. By the time he was six weeks old, he was in the midst of a marathon, having already had two heart surgeries. When running a marathon, you need a good pair of sneakers. So, we gave him a green pair of Converse baby shoes. He rocked them many days and caused the nurses to swoon.
Callum has taught us more than we could ever teach him. He taught us to love more freely, experience joy more abundantly, pursue peace more deeply, practice patience more persistently, demonstrate kindness more lavishly, exhibit goodness more jubilantly, produce faithfulness more courageously, model gentleness more beautifully, and embrace self-control more expectantly. The name Callum has Scottish origins and means dove. The name was popular among early Christians because the dove was a symbol of purity, peace, and the Holy Spirit. The full impact that Callum’s short life had on people from ground zero in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit to the people praying in over 31 states and 16 different countries on 4 continents will only be known at the final trumpet. We hold on to the memory of our dear Callum as we look to the One who brings peace that passes all understanding.
Callum is survived by parents Brady and Jillian Workman and four-legged big sister Lollie. From the heavens above, Callum would like to remind us:
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” --- Winnie the Pooh
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