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Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Loss of a Child and The Blogging Community

On this day of mourning and remembering those lost in our Nation's tragedy, someone else is mourning. She's mourning the sudden loss of her 12 year old son. I can't imagine anything more horrific.

I read about Anna See's loss through a blog, and what I find touching is how the blogging community has patched together this wonderful quilt of words, offering an outpouring of love and support, to Anna See and her family.

These are people who may or may not have met Anna at blogging conventions, but they follow her blog. They've gotten to know her and her children through posts, and they are mourning with her, the loss of a beautiful child.

The Blogging Quilt:

I follow a blog, Vodka Mom. Her blog linked me to The Big Piece of Cake. At the bottom of this blog, you will find the Blogging Quilt, at least this is what I'm calling it. What you'll find are several links to posts for Anna, each one full of poignant memories of a child people had gotten to know through online blog posts or in person. Each post brought tears to my eyes... tears of sadness for this mother's loss, tears of heartbreak for the loss of the future this child would have had. What a wonderful, lasting tribute from a community of bloggers to a grieving mother... words of grace woven into a quilt of support... The Bloggers' Quilt.

*I'm not posting links to Anna See's blog, because you'll find them in the other posts. Her blog wasn't one I had heard of before this tragic event, and I am maintaining my distance out of respect for Anna and her web of support. I will post the link that other's have posted if you would like to do something for Anna and her family... Her family has requested that donations be made to Samaritan's Purse.

I hope everyone has a beautiful day... and once again let us remember how fragile we all are, and live and love to the fullest extent!


Aeria said...

One of the hardest things to accept about life is it isn't guarenteed. Tomorrow may not come.

This hit me pretty hard when I clicked the links. My daughter just started 7th grade a few weeks ago. I just can't imagine the grief and loss. God bless this child's family.

Rob-bear said...

We are indeed fragile. Life is uncertain; it can be wonderful but it can be brutish.

Which is why we need to support each other, care for each other, when times are good or not so good.

Blessings and Bear hugs to all.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wow, I can't imagine losing a child. Thanks for the link.

The Bipolar Diva said...

As someone that's not only lost a child, but also watched my daughter lose a child I don't if I'm strong enough yet to go over. But I'll give it a shot :)

And thanks for your words of encouragement on my last post. You rock.