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None of us are destined to live forever. We all know that death is inevitable. But when it comes to little children, that's probably when it hurts the most. My heart breaks to think of the mother who has to endure the loss of her child. Now that I am a mother, I can say that I am certain there is no pain like the pain of losing a child.
I recently received the most heart wrenching news of a little boy who lost his life to an unknown cause. For reasons that I'm unaware of, the family and the doctor(s) were unable to figure out what was wrong with him in time. How terribly sad is that!
He was such a beautiful little boy and I'm sure he's in a happy place now. But my heart aches for his mother. I'm sure the rest of his family is hurting immensely too, but as a mother, I cannot help but think about her. I cannot even bring myself to imagine how I would react, God forbid it, if I were in her place. If only I could share her pain!
I hope and pray for strength for her and all other mothers who have to go through this anguish. There truly is no greater loss. There is nothing that I or anyone could say that would take away even a bit of their pain.
Still, today I want to say to them that I may not truly understand the depth of your pain and hurt, but I will say a little prayer for you everyday for the rest of my life. You may feel like you are alone, or you are scared and feel like you cannot breathe.. But please hold on, there are people praying for you. I know you miss them terribly, every little thing about them, but please hold on.. That's what they would want and that's why we're praying for you. Cry as much as you want to, or need to, but please try and hold on.. We're praying for you. I won't tell you that time will heal everything because I cannot be certain of it but I will assure you that we are praying for you. The loss is incomparable and irreplaceable but I do believe that you will find peace, eventually. You will smile again. You will live and love and laugh again while holding your little one forever in your beautiful mommy heart.
Until then, please hold on, we're all praying for you.