Thursday, August 27, 2009

A friend, a baby and a wake....

Today I went to the wake of an eight month old baby. It was absolutely heartbreaking. I have been to many wakes and funerals but never in my life has one touched me as much as this one. It took my breath away.

My friend Diane, whom I have known for 28 years had to bury her grandchild today. She and her husband are broken people.

You see, eight years ago they lost their daughter. She was hit by a car and killed. She was 25 years old. Today she buried her eight month old Grandson.

How in the world do you make it through that?? HOW??

The worst part of it all aside from the death of this precious baby is that her very own son took the child's life, his very own baby. How do you reconcile THAT??

How do you go on loving a son that took the life of your grandson??

My heart aches for the whole family. The sibling, the mother, the uncles and aunts and grandparents. No parent should ever ever have to bury their own child.

And there is not one thing anyone can say that will make any of this better.

They are strong in their faith but my heart just aches for them.

I just pray for peace and comfort for them all. For God to just wrap them all in his arms and comfort them all.

Like her husband said, "it's a tough tough day."

Can you even imagine???

Matthew 19:14 (New International Version)

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."


bp said...

I'm so sorry. I can't even imagine.

Christy said...

I found you via Bethany, but as a Mom who's buried a child I can tell you how you survive it...there's only one way...JESUS. Without him, don't ask me, because he is the one that gave me the strength and still 9 1/2 years late to get out of bed somedays.

Having the promise that one day I'll be with my little girl again, I cling to that and have HOPE that one day for my experience no parent will have to bury their child (from cancer).