Usually at our group meetings at work, I just have to prepare myself for the announcements of pregnancies and births, but I wasn’t prepared for this morning. Co-Workers tried to get a hold of me before the meeting, but I was in and out.
A co-worker’s 20 year old son (a twin) died Friday suddenly. As of now, there are no details. He just died during drills on a military base. My heart sunk, and then I just started crying during the meeting. I felt like an idiot. People approached me after asking me if I knew him. Nope. Then, just stares. I’m not close to the family, or even friends with that co-worker, but his son died. I know what the mother is going through. No parent should ever have to bury a child, no matter the child’s age. Be it unborn, hours, 1 day, 20 years, or 60 years. It just shouldn’t happen.
Children should bury their parents, NEVER should a parent have to bury a child. We should watch them grow old and criticize them for their choices and love them unconditionally. We shouldn’t have to pick out the outfit they will be buried or cremated in. We shouldn’t have to chose what color coffin or granite for their stone. NEVER.
One day I pray this will be the future.