Sunday, July 16, 2006

Incredibly sad news...

I just got some incredibly sad news about a mum I've known on and off for the past three years. She is a lovely woman who I first got to know through our MAAP Richmond playgroup, later a bit more through a spin-off walking group (which only lasts a few sessions), and finally we renewed our acquaintence last year through homeschooling group, when she and her dh decided to homeschool their daughter in lieu of not being able to afford the school their heart desired.

Anyway, this mum was due to have her second child this winter, in the past couple of week, and her son was born on the 10th of July, but unfortunately, there were complications (I'm not sure if the complications were with the baby or the birth), and little Sam passed away a couple of days ago.

I don't know his mum that well, she is only an acquaintence I enjoyed good conversation with when we met socially, but my heart aches for her today. I can only begin to imagine what it would be like to go through 9 months of pregnancy, plan for your new baby, have dreams, and prepare for his birth, only to have a few short days with him, and have those days filled with pain and fear. How do you recover from something like that? I feel sick just thinking about it.

If energy is transferable, and healing, I'm sending her and her family all the love and healing I have right now! I don't know what more to say...

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