Oh, how very grateful I am when others can say all the things I never can figure out how to say. Thank you to Kate Inglis for this heartbreakingly precise description of a parent’s grief. If you want to better understand me, or anyone else who has lost a child, please read it.
And thanks to my friend Liz for drawing particular attention to this part:
It’s one of the only things you can do, after a loss like this. To treat others the way you would have liked to treat your child. With care, with hospitality, with humility.
It’s a daily practice, and it does bring some peace, to look at every person and think, There goes somebody’s baby. Could have been mine.
Something to aspire to.
And finally, thank you, again and again, a thousand times over, to each and every one of you who continues to read here. Who continues to bear witness. Who continues to abide with me.