I am heartbroken for my friend, Shellie. Yesterday (Tuesday) she suffered the most unimaginable loss possible. Her beautiful 2 year old son died. Without knowing all the details (like they really matter anyways), her little boy drown in their pool.
Shellie had been working her tail off to settle her family into their brand new dream home. They had only been there a matter of weeks. She was so happy! Then tragedy.
I don’t even know Shellie or her family well. We chat on momdot and twitter. But when I read this news my heart broke. I looked into the eyes of my children and imagined the unthinkable.
I don’t usually go into my boys’ room after they are asleep. I don’t want to risk waking them. But last night, after they were sleeping, I went in. I pulled the covers up over each one. I kissed their head. No matter if they stirred. I thanked God that I had three healthy boys to wake.
I pray that Shellie and her family find peace in knowing that Bryson is with God. I found this poem today and wanted to share it for them.
“Daddy please don’t look so sad, momma please don’t cry.
Cause I’m in the arms of Jesus, and he sings me lullabies.
Please try not to question God, don’t think he is unkind.
Don’t think he sent me to you and then changed his mind.
You see I’m a special child, I am needed up above.
I’m the special gift you gave Him, a product of your love.
I’ll always be there with you, so watch the sky at night.
Look for the brightest star and know that’s my halo’s brilliant light.
You’ll see me in the morning frost that mists your window pane.
That’s me in the summer showers, I’ll be dancing in the rain.
When you feel a gentle breeze from a gentle wind that blows.
Know that it’s me planting a kiss upon your nose.
When you see a child playing and your heart feels a tug,
Don’t be sad mommy, that’s just me giving your heart a hug.
So daddy don’t looks so sad and momma please don’t cry.
I’m in the arms of Jesus and he sings me lullabies!
ETA – forgot that I wanted to leave a link to momdot’s post here: Please Pray for Shellie. She is organizing a card collection and will be posting further details on ways to help this family as they are available.