Friday, May 16, 2008

Too Soon

The world seems much different to me today. Yesterday was a rough day. The Husband called me at work, in the morning, to tell me our friend's 20 month old son had died. I was shocked and horrified. I had no words and I couldn't imagine what we could possibly say to the parents. I still don't know. The Husband spoke with The Mom and she said she and The Dad were doing as well as could be expected during this very bleak time.

Having a daughter roughly the same age hearing this news really made me think about my priorities and choices, where I am in my life and really needing to find more time to spend with my family. Because unfortunately, you just never know.

I can't imagine the pain and sorrow they must be feeling. Their son was taken far too soon, but I'm sure in his short time here he must have taught them the true meaning of joy.


Persian proverb:

When it is dark, you get to see the stars.


Hanlie said...

That is incredibly sad and sobering. I think losing a child is every parent's (and even prospective parent) nightmare. My heart goes out to this family.

And yes, we need to examine our lives and make sure that we are doing what really matters.


Such sad news. Isn't amazing how quickly news like this can knock everyone on their asses? My thoughts and prayers go out to the parents.

Alli said...

Wow that is seriously my biggest fear about having kids. I am so sorry for your friend. It really puts things in perspective... so often we take for granted every moment we have with our loved ones.