Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Heavy Heart

I got an urgent prayer request from a friend of mine Monday night. She and I have grew up in church together since elementary through high school and have always stayed in touch via email, etc despite not seeing each other in years. Her 2 year old niece passed away Monday evening. I have been overcome with such an overwhelming sadness and just cannot stop thinking about their loss....I mean, I have a 2 year old! A horrible random accident, and just gone. I cannot imagine what all their family is going through. I cannot imagine hvaing to call our parents to tell them. I cannot imagine life without my babies, my heart, my life!! It brings back all too painful memories of losing Rachel and Jake almost 4 years ago. How does one go on??

I am a Christian and I have faith, but I will never be able to come to terms in my mind with the loss of a child. Parents just are not meant to lose their children. I read something yesterday when searching for words of comfort to a parent who loses a child..."A wife who loses a husband is called a widow. A husband who loses a wife is called a widower. A child who loses his parents is called an orphan. But...there is no word for a parent who loses a child, that's how awful the loss is! - Neugeboren 1976, 154"

Please keep the Barker/Drover/Knuckols family in your prayers as they deal with the sudden loss of their sweet Ella...

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

1 comment:

  1. I am so, so sorry to hear of this loss. The death of a child - one I know or don't know - brings tears to my eyes no matter what. I bawled for weeks after Jake died and I don't think I had even met him - but I'd met his family and I knew they were hurting and devastated. I can't imagine. My heart hurts for the parents and, in a very selfish way, my heart aches at the thought of losing my own child. My He hold Ella in his arms and lift up her family here on earth.


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