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Gifts : Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives

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Friday, September 21, 2007

It was such a sad day...week

This week a woman lost her husband and her son. Her husband shot and killed their son, and then killed himself. The grief is overwhelming as you can imagine, and my best friend from high school lost her brother, and nephew. Too many losses with no real answers. Pain that is overwhelming.

I went to the double funeral and hugged my friend who lost her last brother as well as her nephew, hugged my friends mom who lost yet another son (she lost her oldest to cancer three years ago) and now her grandson, and it was overwhelming.

I hugged my husband and son a bit closer today.

3 comments:

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

So sorry! It sounds heartbreaking!

The Rocking Pony said...

I'm so sorry. Tragedy always makes us appreciate our own loved ones a little more.

Emily Elizabeth said...

Oh my god that is awful. Positively heartbreaking and so, so tragic. I am so, so sorry.

I'll be hugging a little tighter today too...