Thursday, October 15, 2009

A Family in Need of Prayers

I've had a sad story in my head for the last few days, wondering if I should share with you. As you know, I try to keep the subject matter light, because we're all dealing with heavy topics in our own lives, sometimes we just need an escape. But, I think this family could use your thoughts and prayers right now, so here's the story.

A little boy who used to be in my son's room at daycare died last Friday after a terrible fall at his grandmother's home (apparently, he fell out the window - I can't imagine). His parents were hoping to send him back to the school, but there were some financial issues, so he hadn't been there since early in the summer. But, I do remember this little boy. He was quiet and had a sweet deameanor. I remember my son playing with him and saying his name.

I can't get this out of my mind because the loss of a child - especially in such a manner - is beyond devastating. He was just two years old. A baby. I can't fathom the grief of his parents, nor the guilt his grandmother is probably suffering through. Yesterday was the funeral. The director of the school sent us a note home, telling us that the little boy's father said they kept a photo of the class on the refridgerator and the boy pointed to it everyday, asking when he could return to school. Heartbreaking. The school parents are taking up a collection to purchase something for the toddler playground in his memory.

So, if you have a moment today, please say a little prayer for this family. They are going to need a great deal of strength to survive this.

8 comments:

Christyrenee said...

Omg, how tragic and so so sad =( I can't even imagine the nightmare that this poor family is going through right now. My heart and prayers go out to them.

sara said...

I just teared up reading this - so very tragic. Having a young child myself, I just can't even fathom what they are dealing with right now. They are definitely in my thoughts and prayers.

QueenBeeSwain said...

big prayers coming your way

kHm

Amanda Profumo said...

My heart aches for this family. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

LPC said...

So sorry.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

So very sad. Of course all of our prayers are for that poor family. So very sorry.

Jackie said...

Very thoughtful post- and I terribly sorry for this family's tragedy. Sending prayers.

EntertainingMom said...

Oh my heart is breaking right now... what a terrible tragedy and loss. I can not even begin to imagine... My thoughts and prayers are with this family in this terrible time in their lives...