This says it so perfectly.
A daughter or son dying is NOT similar to:
. . . a child leaving for college.
. . . a child running away.
. . . a child moving far away.
. . . a parent’s failing health.
. . . a parent or spouse dying.
. . . a spouse cheating.
. . . a marriage ending.
. . . a severe medical diagnosis.
. . . a dog, cat or other pet dying.
. . . a friendship or job ending.
These life events are all hurtful, tragic, sad and life-altering.
Yet, a child dying is NOTHING like any of these losses.
While each of them is heartbreaking, there is NOTHING similar to standing at a gravesite and watching your child lowered into the ground.
Many people cannot comprehend the magnitude of losing a child. The reality is that unless you have walked this path, you will never understand…
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