Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Little Angels on Earth...


It's amazing how you can be affected deeply by the loss someone you only know online is experiencing...

Earlier this year an acquaintence lost her little boy after only three days of life. Little Sam's short life and premature death was completely unexpected. A terrible tragedy that I felt deeply despite only knowing his mother very casually through a group we both attended.

Today, another acquaintence, this time online only, lost her little girl, one month after her birth. This time we had a couple of weeks notice of the impending tragedy, and when the news came in today I cried. I didn't know this little girl, had only seen a couple of photos of her, but somehow I felt so deeply the immense sadness of holding your baby for such a short time. Is there a greater pain than losing a child? I can't imagine any greater pain. No mother or father should have to experience it.

Somehow, the loss of a baby seems so much worse. All the dreams and hopes that are left floating in the air around the space where the baby should have been giggling and playing and learning and growing and loving...

In honour of Sam and Heidi and all the other little Angels who tiptoed on this Earth briefly I wish everyone who reads this peace and love, and that we should all spread that peace and love around to all the children we know who are here with us giggling, playing, learning, growing and loving...

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