Yesterday, our dear friends lost their sweet, healthy, and happy baby boy, without any warning. He was just days from turning 8 months. Exactly three months ago, our dear friend, lost his mother. He has been Kevin's best friend from early elementary school, and is like a brother to him. Our hearts are in pieces for them and are in shock at the horror they face. They have no answers yet, no idea the cause. They now must begin the process of doing the unthinkable, burrying their sweet baby. Loss, grief, and heartbreak is different for everyone. I don't believe we ever truly know how someone else is feeling, but I have enormous empathy and can relate to some of what they will endure in the days ahead.
I have no wise words. No understanding. I find myself once again questioning God, not my faith, but God. Why? Something's I will never understand while on earth. I do know that life is oh so fragile. That our children are truly gifts from God, gifts that are sometimes taken without reason or warning. Cherish your sweet gifts, love them, give them grace, because we do not know what the future holds. Nothing on this earth is certain.
I ask that you pray for our dear friends. That they are given strength and comfort to endure the days ahead.