Monday, March 14, 2011

I cannot fathom. I do not want to.

How do you get back up, after losing a child?
How do you re-enter life?

I have lost before, and it was crushing.  It has lingered and stayed with me.

But this?*

{She is gone from this world, now.
Her parents but her to bed last night, singing lullabies and giving kisses they knew would be their last.}

I cannot comprehend.

I am sobbing for that family.   
For her parents.
For a life cut so short.
For my own fears and worst nightmares, that came true for someone else.

How will they survive this?

I don't think I could.

Peace and Joy for you, Sweet Girl. I hope that is what you have found.
Love and Comfort and Strength, to all who knew her, loved her.  I hope that is what you have.

My thoughts, my love--with you all.

*I got to know Maddie's story through a good friend of mine.  She is good friends with the parents.  I wish I could hug her AND them today.


Anonymous said...

Oh God... I can't imagine... She was playing and smiling. How could they have known? Beautiful angel... I will keep them all in my thoughts.

Cave Momma said...

My heart is breaking for them. Thank you for sharing.

Galit Breen said...

Like anyone else who reads this, my heart breaks for this family.

Thank you for writing this.

Jayne said...

Ladies-Thank you for taking the time to read about this beautiful little girl. I really appreciate it.