Thursday, November 21, 2013

More members of this group...

Man...another family lost a heart baby this week.  This time, it was actually someone I knew before.  The night this little baby passed away, I couldn't help but think of those dear parents...trying so hard to comprehend what had just happened, but unable to.  Trying to sleep, but being woken up by dreams of those final moments.  Feeling the weight on their chest from the grief...the tangible, cut-it-with a knife grief.  (*sigh*).  It was heartbreaking for me to think of another week couple having to go through that. 

It is strange how quickly you can feel connected to a person.  This mother is someone I have only officially met once in my life.  She has followed my journey off loss and we have stayed loosely in touch through social media.  However, this week, we have become more than that.  Our mortal experiences have linked us together eternally.  Loosing a child is one if those experiences that no one can really understand unless you have been through it.  Once it happens to you, you are forever a member of a group you never really understood. A group that really gets it. Really, all I really want to do is give her a big hug. 

Chances are, there is a family in the world going through this type of heart ache and you probably don't even know it.  Just say a little extra prayer for those who are suffering tonight.  Say a prayer that they will feel some sort of peace, even if it is just a hint of it right now.  The truth is, there is no point praying for the pain to go away...grief is a testimony of the love that mother has for her lost child...and you just can't take that away.  What you can pray for is that they feel the peace the atonement of Jesus Christ can bring.  Among the pain of grief, there will be an undertone of peace  in knowing God loves them and their family.  Pray for that peace for them.  

1 comment:

  1. I hate that anyone else has to lose a child. It just seems so unfair. I can only hold on to faith that one day we will understand it all. We will pray for your friends as I know that the pain they must be feeling right now is heart breaking. Hugs.


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Joshua Kent Ipson was born December 1, 2012 with a very complicated combination of congenital heart defects. After 2 1/2 months of fighting for his life, he passed away on February 13, 2013. We invite you to share our experiences as we grieve his loss, rejoice in God's plan, & keep Joshua's message of hope alive.
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