I have been crying for days. Over a little boy that I never met and will never have the chance to meet. I’m haunted by his photo. I can’t bare to look at it one more time because I see my own boys’ smiles in his smile, their innocent eyes in his. In looking at his photo I can for just a brief second imagine…And? I cry. And cry. And Cry.
I have told Jack’s story to every friend that will listen. I’m not sure why, I just have. I’ve read it over the phone to friends far away, over lunch to local girlfriends and over dinner with my husband. Always, I end with “I don’t know how you get out of bed ever again.” But, of course, I know. You have to because you have another child to care for. Another tiny human being whose life has been forever altered.
Jack’s sister is Margaret. She is adorably humorous. Read here and here. And while there is laughter, I can’t imagine the tears. Her brother stolen from her. An excerpt from Anna, describing the night of her son Jack’s death:
A night of shock and terror, made more macabre by police with flashlights inside our darkened house, and a sobbing little girl saying, “But I don’t want to be an only child!”
I don’t even begin to know how this little girl will heal. How she will go on with her life always with the shadow of a brother lost. There is nothing that will heal that loss, never a moment when she won’t remember Jack and that terrible night.
There is little one can do to heal the pain, but there is something we can do to bring her some joy. We can provide her some stolen moments of happiness and innocence. Even if it is for just a small bit of time. She has a dream as told by her grocery list. Did you see the last two items on that list? Justin Beiber and her brother Jack.
Let’s get this little girl Justin Bieber.
We bloggers are quite powerful in our voice. Especially when we have a cause worth fighting for. And Margaret is a CAUSE WORTH FIGHTING FOR. Will you help? Will you tweet? Will you call in favors? Will you write a post? What will you do?
Please do anything you can to provide the slightest distraction. A small reprieve for this beautiful little girl. Some much needed joy in the form of the one and only Justin Bieber.
I called my friend, Galen Gering, the hunky Rafe, from Days of our Lives and Dirty Soap. He and his wife Jenna have two beautiful little boys and like the rest of us, they were brought to their knees with sorrow over this story. They have agreed to help us in our quest. Make sure to included them both in your tweets and show them how powerful we mom bloggers are! @GalenGering @JennaGering
Let’s go ladies. Mom blogger powers activate. Shape of? Dream granters.
We can get this done. We are, after all, moms.