One of my friend's from back home is experiencing something that absolutely no parent should ever have to experience.....the loss of her two-year old daughter.
I never met her little girl. I've seen her pictures. She was absolutely beautiful. She looked a lot like her mother, and if she had even a quarter of her mother's personality, spunk, and optimism, then this world has lost something precious and rare and we are all worse off for it.
I can't begin to imagine what my friend going through. I just can't. I look at my precious babies and the thought of life without one of them instantly makes me physically ill. My friend is living that reality now, and I wish there was something that I, or anyone, could do to alleviate the devastation she must feel. I hope that the outpouring of love and support that is coming from everyone who knows them will provide at least a little comfort to the family in the time to come.