surviving

Newtown, CT.

Moore, OK.

These stories are more than obviously sad. They’re nearly obsessively sad. I can’t turn away from the news. I can’t stop imagining those parents screaming for their children in the instant they lose them. Or the solid feeling in your chest the moment you realize your heart is gone.

To lose your child is…awful. To realize you are unable to provide the comfort, love and calming a child needs in their last moments is…more than awful. There aren’t adequate words to describe that circumstance. But the feeling is very real. And very, very sad.

I turned on NPR to listen to Oklahoma updates on my way home his evening. To my surprise, I heard some very familiar words.

My own words.

Faith Middleton replayed her show on dealing with the loss of a child, in hopes of reaching out again to parents who have lost and those who are left to help them carry on.

I want to leave those words here.

I hope they help.

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One thought on “surviving

  1. I, too, physically felt the agony those parents must have felt on Monday in Moore, OK. Once you have felt the agony at losing a child, your “sympathy” turns to “empathy.” You go beyond feeling sorry for the loss, because you have walked in similar shoes and really know the true agony of losing a child. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have suffered such great losses in this tragedy.

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