Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Death of a child
Death, ugh.... such a weird thing
when you really start thinking deeply about
Yesterday a young man, who I have not seen in
many, many years died in a car accident.
Baby girl and his sister were friends when
we first moved to Thibodaux back in 2003.
Their friendship was not long-lived but
for that short time, her family was close and important
to us. This morning, I think about his mother
and how in the heck do you get past that?
I know people do, I have seen other parents loose children
and although, their lives are lived with an empty space in
their heart, they are never the same again,
somehow they find a way to continue on.
I mean what other choices do you have?
The death of one of my children, or a child in my
big family would throw me badly.
Last night baby girl and I are texting about this
and she tells me she is sad about it.
Of course she is, for a short time he was a pesky
little brother of a friend of hers.
I find myself not really knowing what to say to comfort her.
I tell her that I too am saddened about it.
I tell her I am going to say some prayers for all of them.
She is not too sure how she feels about prayers and
all of her feelings about the afterlife but I offer
a suggestion to her.
"I know you struggle with your beliefs in prayer but
offer a few up for them....
just in case it does give them some type of peace.
I love you baby guh"
I do believe this, parents who do not believe in God and prayer
must struggle getting over a death of their child much
more than those who know OUR FATHER will take care of
I also believe this,
God does not believe in atheism, therefore it does not exist.