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.