My friend Shana’s baby son passed away yesterday; he was wee and precious and perfect, and my mama heart is breaking for her.
For those of you who have had the pleasure of meeting Shana in real life, you know she is quite the Mama Bear. Long before she birthed her three beautiful children, she was the kind of friend that would fight dragons tooth and nail for you. Fiercely protective. Loyal. She might even throw a Cape Cod in the face of your nemesis. You know, the kind of person you always want on your side.
However, behind that boisterous Mama Bear exterior lies the most enormous, the most feeling heart you could ever encounter. In all honesty, she’s a total sap.
There is no grace in the death of a child; there is only a crushing sadness. But all these arms reaching out to Shana, all these prayers and messages and offers of help and condolence — maybe that’s where the grace is.Please keep Shana and her family in your thoughts today, and please hug your children. Tight.