My heart has been heavy alot recently. I ache for people I have never met, but who have still entered my thoughts from time to time.
I realize it is not so much the fact that I don’t know them, but it is what they are going through at the moment. I felt a great loss for Steve Irwins family when he passed away due to a freak accident. His children only have video footage to grow up with.
And now I feel teary eyed for Anna Nicole and I know it is because I would hate to have to be going through what she is going through right now. Can you imagine how hard it must be losing your 20 year old baby (because have no fear that is probably how she still thinks of him) while rejoicing on the birth of your baby girl. If I was her I am not sure I would know which one to do.
I think it must be the hardest thing in the world to survive your own children. I was reading an article about Luther Vandros’s mother. (I loved his music) All three of her children died due to complications brought on by diabetes. My heart broke for her.
Of course there are a few examples closer to home, like my mother’s friend whose son died in a car accidents just yards/metres away from his home. The driver was drunk… the son was 24. People don’t drive while drunk, give the keys to some one else. Call a taxi or sleep where you are.
And because life is so precious and fragile, let us all hug our children ….love them! And give love to your siblings, parents, friends because life is short and should not be wasted on arguments and stress.
Be safe and give love.
Eternal Rest grant on to them who have gone Oh Lord and let perpetual light shine on them May they rest in peace. Amen.