I've been reminded to count my blessings everyday.

@coolcatzz (1587)
Canada
July 14, 2007 4:24pm CST
Last weekend one of the families on my street were away at a provincial park and their 2 year old daughter fell and hit her head on some rocks and died. What a tragic accident. Its made me take a look at my own life and be thankful for what I have. They had the visitation for her yesterday and the funeral was today. It was sunny all morning when they had the funeral but in the afternoon when it was over the clouds came out and it began to rain. The mother is pregnant too with her second child. How do you ever get over losing a child? I guess it is so against the laws of nature. I mean we never expect to out live our children do we?
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• United States
15 Jul 07
How terribly sad. This definitely reminds us all how fragile life is and how everything can change in a moment's time. We should all remember to count our blessings and be thankful for what we have. I think that it's very hard for any parent to get over losing a child. For those of us who are Christians, we know that children who die are with our Heavenly Father and are safe and will be waiting for us when we get there so it makes the loss easier. I don't know how people who don't believe in God ever get over it.
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@jaichen (142)
• Philippines
15 Jul 07
i think i can relate to the feeling of realizing how important and short life is.. i myself was almost on the brink of dying when i met a motorcycle accident. it just happened so fast. after the accident, i cried realizing i am still alive.. thank heavens all the angels are still guiding me and made me alive and made me realize the importance of this entire life... although we cannot dictate what happens in life, i guess we can make it better each day.. i don't know, i just want to be better and better each day cause i really don't know when life would be at its end.... ;(
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15 Jul 07
Things like this really does put your life into perspective and little things I tend to moan about are trivial when reality hits home with cases like this. I cannot imagine how the poor parents must be feeling, although if anything happened to my 2 I would never get over it. hope for the unborn child, they will be able to rebuild their lifes.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
15 Jul 07
This is just tragic, and so sorry to hear about your neighbor. That would be devastating for me if that ever happened to my only son. I don't know how I could cope if anything happened to him. He is my life and without him I feel nothing. I don't think anyone really gets over losing a child, ever, I know I couldn't. Really sorry to hear this.
• United States
14 Jul 07
That is just really sad :( I am sorry to hear that your neighbor lost her two year old. No parents expects to outlive her childen, no...never But sadly it does happen. I am sure overtime she'll be able to move past and remember the time she did have with her child. My sister lost her baby when he was only 10 days old. He had a heart defect they couldn't fix. Though she still remembers him and misses him she still lives her life and enjoys it. So time does heal wounds.
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7 Dec 07
oh,i'm sorry to hear that.yes ,nobody expect to out live his children. as for each one who is still alive today,we should love our life more since there are millions of people die off everyday. in addition, do things meaningful as much as possible insead of wasting of time. best wish to you ,Catzz.
• Canada
11 Aug 07
Thats so sad , I am so sorry I took so long to respond , as I`ve been off here alot latley and am just catching up now ... I pray for you and your family , I cry for the lil girl that G watches over her and you all ... I`m not sure how to react when such things happen ... G BLESS U ALL !!!!