I had all these grandiose ideas for blog topics this week running through my head as we went about town today. I couldn’t wait to get home and get blogging. Then on our way to Sam’s Club this afternoon, while Luis was driving and we were chatting, I was scanning my news feed on Facebook and came across a status that made my heart literally break in two.
A fellow poster from the Weight Watchers message boards wrote that she had no other way to explain to the masses … but that she had lost her six-year-old son yesterday.
They think his little heart just went out.
I was rendered speechless and immediately started to cry, my husband clasping my hand as I told him what has happened.
I had never met her in real life, but I loved reading her status updates about her two boys.
From the WW chat boards over the years, I knew her oldest son’s life wasn’t easy from the start. And though I don’t go on the chat boards anymore, I’m friends with a bunch of the girls on Facebook and I could see in pictures that he was a happy little boy, blessed with a family that adored and cherished him, and that he lit up the lives of all who knew him.
So to hear that her little fighter Edison was now gone … just made no sense. I couldn’t believe it.
Couldn’t believe that God would be that cruel to take away such a special child; leave a mother and family here in agony. It just doesn’t make sense … and if *I* feel that way and don’t even know them personally … I can’t even begin to imagine what they are feeling.
I’m a mom now, and for as much pain as I would have felt for her as a friend, that pain is multiplied now being a mom myself. Because I just can’t fathom what she has been through/is going through now. Or what her family is going through. My heart is aching for them.
Sometimes there just are no words.
Please keep the Ruef family in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn the all-too-short life of their sweet boy Edison.