Monday, April 13, 2009

It Sucks.

And it is completely unfair that babies die. I am completely overwhelmed with grief for the families of Maddie and Thalon today that I can’t even describe it. I didn’t know either of these families and to be honest, I never even read their blogs. Word travels on the internet though, and I gradually became aware of these two babies whose lives ended much too soon.

My heart goes out to each of the families.

Thinking about something happening to any of my children, whether they are 4 months, 17 months, 7 years or 25 years old kills me. I don’t know how I would go on.

I also feel selfish complaining about ear infections and sleepless nights and the rigmarole of parenting. I mean, jeeze. At least my kids are here.

The bottom line—babies shouldn’t die. Ever. At least not while their parents are around to watch.

My heart is heavy today.

Edmund, Caitlyn, Hannah—I love you.


Jess said...

I am in the same boat as you. I did not read these blogs but word has traveled and I can't even comprehend the grief and tragedy that has unfolded for these two families. It is just unspeakable.

LoriD said...

I'm feeling it too. So sad for these families I've never met and thanking God it's not me.

Nowheymama said...

Oh my. I am so, so sorry.

Kristin.... said...

Yes. Yes. Yes. I haven't twittered anything but support for Heather, Mike and Maddie for a week. I've only written blog posts about them. Then Thalon. I found that out thru Twitter. Heather and Mike are friends from reading their blogs. It's all so overwhelming. And explaining to my older kids why. UGH.