Saturday, July 09, 2011
I was reminded again this week how fortunate and blessed I am.
I have very dear friend who lost her husband in March and just the other day on the 4th of July, one of her sons died. He had been having stomach and ulcer problems and almost bled to death a couple of months ago. He started bleeding again on the fourth and coded three times. The third time, after 20 minutes, his mother told the doctors to let him go. How brave she was.
I don't know what the statistics are on losing children, but out of 6 of my friends and family I'm the only one who's child is alive and healthy, albeit very ornery. She will be 40 in Oct. One of my friend's has lost two children.
I feel so bad for these parents. They and their children are in my prayers every night.
Even if you and your child(ren) don't get along well, as my daughter and I don't, forgive them and try to make amends with them. Life if too short and you never know when God will call them or you.
Love your children and thank God every day for them.
Prayers to all who have lost children and other family members before their time.