There is nothing as tragic as losing a child.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I wasn't sure if I was going to blog about this... but I feel like I have to say something.
I watched my friend bury her 3 year old son today.
If you live anywhere near the St. Louis, MO area you probably heard the story. 3 year old boy of a police officer accidentally shot himself on July 19th.
If I would have read this story and not know who it was... I would have judged.
A cop? He left his gun loaded? In a place that a child could get to? How could he be so negligent? A mom.... who wasn't watching her kids closely enough? How terrible!
But you know what... it's not like that. My friend and her husband are wonderful, caring, responsible parents who loved their child (and other children) deeply. More than life itself.
This was just a horrible, horrible mistake. People make mistakes. Unfortunately this one had very tragic consequences. I pray that they are granted the strength to stay together. I pray that they are given peace in this horrible time. I pray that people who are judging like I had before... can open their eyes to seeing the whole story.
It is easy to stand on the outside and tell people what they did wrong and that you would NEVER DO SOMETHING AS STUPID as that.
Not every parent who loses a child to this kind of accident is at fault. I don't know why Daniel was taken from this earth... and I don't believe it's fair.... but I know that he is in heaven
Another angel among the stars.
To anyone who prays... please say a prayer for my friend and her family.