Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Meaning of Life

Sorry, this post is going to take a different turn today.

In the past month, three sets of parents in my family and friends have had to say goodbye to their children, in an unexpected way.  I went to funeral #2 today, just one week after funeral #1.  Funeral #3 is yet to be scheduled.

I decided to do a blog post, simply because the mom from the funeral today posted her eulogy on the blog she had been maintaining about her special needs son for the past several years.  And what's one of the things you're supposed to do in a blog?  Link to other people's blogs.  So here's hers:

Just short of ten years old, her son passed away last Saturday.

Her eulogy (and her husband's) today was moving.  It is a message for parents of special needs children.  It is a message for parents of all children.  It is a message of hope, determination, acceptance, grief, and above all else, love.

Please read her eulogy, and share it, if it moves you.