I am not a writer. I don't really know what prompted me to even talk about this, but I just feel like I need to.
My heart aches for a child, age 3, that passed away on Christmas Eve. A child I never knew at all. The mom is a friend of my cousin, but I keep seeing posts all over Facebook entitled "Remembering Ann Reese" and my heart hurts every single time.
The truth is, I struggle way too often with the thought of losing my child. I can well up with tears at the first tiny thought of that.
If this couple were my friends, I would not have any words of comfort for them. None. They are people of faith, thank goodness, because what would you do if you weren't?
I think this situation, combined with the Sandy Hook tragedy has prompted me to hug Baker a little tighter and kiss him a million more times throughout the day because we are just. not. promised. another. day.
Thank you God for allowing me to appreciate the boring, but not boring- "Peaceful"moments of my life. There may be a time when I long for life to just be what it was and I don't want to take for granted that right now, things are "boring". I'm sure this precious family would give anything for their lives to be "boring" right now.
I just pray that this family continues to find peace in God and that every family out there that has had to experience the loss of a child continues to find peace.
It just hurts. That's all.
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