Tuesday, September 15, 2009

So Sad

I heard some very sad news today. A friend from high school lost his 2-year-old daughter after a long battle with serious complications from illness. Emma just turned 2 on September 9th. She contracted meningitis as a very young infant and suffered massive brain injuries because of her illness.

Less than one month ago, I learned that another high school classmate lost his 3-year-old daughter as well. She suffered from some medical conditions as well, but both of these precious girls were not expected to leave this world so soon.

I have another (closer) friend whose daughter was diagnosed with a terminal illness last year. Follow-up genetic testing confirmed their younger son has the same disease. Neither child will live to see their 18th birthday.

I know that these children are indeed angels and have gone on to be in peace,but it's still so heartbreaking.

I am on the reunion committee for our 15th High School Reunion this fall - the event truly has a dark cloud hanging over it.

Please go hug your babies tightly - they are miracles.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear this. There is a hurt like no other when you hear of a parent losing a child. It just isn't supposed to be that way. :(

  2. It breaks my heart to hear parents losing their children. It makes me realize how fragile life can be and to appreciate the time we have here each and every day.

    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." -Plato

  3. Oh no, that's devastating. There just aren't the words. I'll be in prayer for them, Lisa. One of my friends marks the one year anniversary of losing her one year old daughter this month. It's unreal and so upsetting.

  4. I hope Jacob is having fun in school! It does seem like we were just talking about diapers, the time flies too fast. Emidio is loving school, he comes out so proud of the pictures he colors and puts them right on the fridge. So cute!