Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Putting things into perspective....

Yesterday, a friend of mine lost her son. He and his twin brother were born at 31 weeks and at the young age of 4 months, Jack came down with an infection in his heart and needed a transplant. Recently, my friend, Robin, and her husband learned that Jack's transplanted heart was also failing and he would need another transplant. He was at the top of the list but apparently it didn't happen soon enough for him. Jack died yesterday just 2 months shy of his 4th birthday.

My heart breaks for what his family is going through, my heart breaks for Jack's twin brother. Those of us who have multiples understand the strong bond between them and I would imagine that his twin will always feel some kind of void. I can't imagine either of my sets of twins losing their twin. The pain and grief is unimaginable.

The other day I posted about how rough a day I had with the kids. But when I learned of Jack's death, I felt ashamed for my complaints. It fails in comparison to what Robin and her family are going through. Yesterday I hugged each of my kids a little bit tighter than normal. I can't say enough prayers for Robin, Todd and Cooper....I can't even begin to imagine the pain they are feeling.

If you could include them in your prayers, I know it would be appreciated. The link to Jack's website is at the end of this post if you'd like to read more about him. He was a special little boy who touched so many lives.



Joy said...

I read about these boys also, very tragic loss :(
I friend of mine with a two year old son died last night. I know she wanted more children and I can imagine her rocking lots of children in heaven. :(

ines said...

my heart just breaks reading this. I am so sorry to know of such a terrible loss.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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