The family behind YouTube’s popular daily vlogging channel Bratayley has returned to the Web. The family posted their first video in a week Tuesday after taking an absence following sudden loss of their 13-year-old son, Caleb Logan, Oct. 1.
In the video “Celebrating Life,” Caleb’s dad, Billy, tells viewers the family has decided to continue vlogging.
"So, we had a long family discussion today and we can say that we are going to continue doing videos for right now. We are going to continue to grieve and miss Caleb, a lot,” Billy says at the start of the video before getting choked up. The Bratayley patriarch announced the family will not show their grief in the vlogs in order to keep up with their channel’s original mission.
“We’re going to try to not show it much in the videos because I think the best way to honor Caleb is to do, in these videos, what they were first intended to be and that’s to be celebrating life. And we don’t want to just celebrate his life, we want to celebrate the girls life and our life and bring joy to people. That’s what we started this for.”
The rest of the vlog reveals to the channel's over 1.8 million subscribers what they have been up to since Caleb’s passing. The clips show the family making special snacks, playing with their dogs, jumping on a trampoline and joyfully opening gifts from their Australian subscribers. The brood also makes several mentions of their late family member.
“In this video you will see some of our family and friends that came out in this difficult time,” read’s the video's description. “Thank you to all the people that have supported us in this difficult time.”
Watch “Celebrating Life” below:
The Bratayley family’s decision to return to the video sharing site came two days after they updated their fans on their daughters Annie, 10, and Hayley, 7, via Instagram. “Good to see these girls smiling again #onemomentatatime,” read a caption of a photo of the two sisters standing next to a friend while smiling and holding balloon animals.
Caleb Logan passed away on the evening of Oct. 1. His death was confirmed by the family the following day on Instagram. According to his parents, he died of natural causes, most likely due to an undetected medical condition. His official cause of death has not been announced. It was recently revealed on “Good Morning America” that the family does have a history of heart disease, specifically hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.