Every parent I know would sacrifice all they are, all they have, to protect their children. It is an immutable instinct ingrained in everyone of us. From the moment our children come into this world we are both blessed with unending love and cursed with perpetual fear of losing that love. When your child dies, regardless of the cause, a certain feeling of failure washes over you with the realization of that fear.
A little over two years ago I found myself realizing that fear. The pain of losing my little boy is as acute today as it was on that fall day in 2012. Some say the pain of loss and the accompanying grief is commensurate with the love. I can confirm the accuracy of that statement: Unending love produces limitless pain. My father used to tell me that “Pain is nature’s way of letting you know you are … Read More