RICHMOND — Zain Theodore Charles Swan was born without a heartbeat on Aug. 31 at 12:46 p.m. Born at 35 weeks, he weighed 4 pounds, 9 ounces and was 17 inches long.

Zain was the cherished son of Daniel and Arlene (Rand) Swan and beloved brother to Dakota and Caleb McArthur, Landon, Gracia and Elissia Swan. Zain is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Donald Charles Rand Sr. and the late Linda Mae (McPherson) Rand, paternal grandparents, Anthony and Peggy Swan, many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Zain has blessed our lives and our little angel will never be forgotten.

We never had the chance to play, to laugh, to rock, to wiggle,

We long to hold, touch you now, and listen to you giggle.

I’ll always be your mother. He’ll always be your dad.

You will always be our child, the child we never had.

But now you’re gone … but yet you’re here. We’ll sense you everywhere.

You are our sorrow and our joy, there’s love in ever tear.

Just know our love goes deep and strong. We’ll forget you never.

The child we had, but never had, and yet will have forever.

Zain T. C. Swan

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