Hudson R. Foschi, 4, of Pungo [Courtesy photo]
“Think of your child not as a flower that has withered, but as one that is transplanted, and touched by a Divine hand, blooming in richer colors and sweeter shades than those of earth.” — Richard Hooker

PUNGO — Hudson Robert Foschi was not for keeping. Rather a gift, lent to us by a gracious God. An untamed spirit, wild with curiosity and steeped in wisdom that reached far beyond his years. A cherished soul much too colossal for the austerity of this, our earthly realm.

Hudson was born at home, swiftly and gently on Feb. 27, 2014. Almost instantaneously, family and friends recognized a keen and deeply vivid sentience about him. With boundless energy, coupled with a tremendously inquisitive nature, Hudson thrived on big plans and every single day he awoke with a big purpose. 

Hudson always had an agenda. No matter what it may be, he wanted to experience every ounce of it – fully, deeply and completely. He wanted to touch everything, go everywhere, explore anything and do it with anyone and everyone he could recruit along the way. 

Hudson delighted countless individuals with his brilliant intellect and perpetually entertained others with his comedic wit. He humbled his world with unabashed honesty and astonished us with his empathy for others. He touched the hearts of everyone who knew him with profound and contemplative observations. A busy bee and a worker man. An entertainer, always certain to steal the show. A charmer with a heart of gold. A teacher and a student. Hudson was everything God wanted him to be during his short time here on earth.

And at the tender age of 4 years old, Hudson Robert Foschi was summoned back to his heavenly home on Jan. 8, 2019 to live perfectly in eternal bliss.

Our time with him was short, our loss is monumental and our suffering is immense. Our gift of a child had a divine calling here in our physical world and he filled our spirits with a love that will surpass this lifetime and beyond. 

Forever adored by his parents Christian and Jacqueline, sister Jade, grandparents James, Wendy, Robert and Margaret, many aunts and uncles, many cousins and countless, loving and cherished family friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests monetary donations through any of the following sources to be used for future scholarship opportunities for other children to attend Hudson’s preschool.

Venmo user name: H Fosch [no I on the end]

Navy Federal Credit Union: The Foschi Family Fund 

Checks can be addressed to The Foschi Family and mailed to Charity United Methodist Church, 4080 Charity Neck Road, Virginia Beach, Va., 23457, to be held for the family.

A Hudson Strong Foundation Charity Preschool Fundraiser in support of building a playground in Hudson’s honor at Charity United Methodist Church is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 10, at Blue Petes, 1400 North Muddy Creek Road. Learn more about the event at this link.

© 2019 Pungo Publishing Co., LLC

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