The first entry of this blog was titled "A Family Changed Forever." I wrote about how our dreams have been shattered and the change that has hit our family.
But everything pales in comparison to the loss of a child. Over the last few days we have been mourning as friends, as family and as a community, as we were struck with the news of the untimely death of a 28 year old man, just three weeks before his wedding.
There are no answers. There are only questions.
It is the ultimate test of faith.
Over the last 12 months I can count at least five times that I personally know, of a parent who had to bury their child .
It is not natural.
On another note........
I have not had anything to write since February when I discussed the establishment of a parents' group. I have been asked by several parents about this group. Unfortunately, I was not asked nor was I involved with setting up this group. Before it got off the ground, I suggested that it be held under the banner of "Kirtzono" but those who were involved did not agree. As such, it was set up as a closed parents group. Its membership numbers 19, including my wife and I. There have been only a few discussions and the last time anyone wrote into it was two months ago.
The google group is called Temicha and you have to be invited. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. He will send you an invitation to join the group.
Ironic? No? These young men and women want to be heard and accepted and we parents are hiding behind a google group.
Boy am I going to get @#%& for this one.
Be well and let's hug our kids. Who knows what's in store for any of us.