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a tragic day

Today a little boy, only 6 years old, fell into the creek at the park across from my house. In the half hour from when his mother called the police, to when they found him face down, it was enough time for him to succumb. Seeing him airlifted out of the park, then seeing the police wheel this kids bike from near the creek, my heart just stopped. I keep seeing the bike. It makes me think of my own brother dying, but it also makes me think about how lucky I am. How extremely lucky I am that my kids are alive, and well.I can't help but wonder where the mother was, why I didn't hear anyone calling this little boy when she was supposedly looking for him. I was home, sick on the couch. I would have heard someone shouting looking for a child. Why he wasn't at school? It if he was home sick, why was he outside at the park? Who lets a 6 year old go to the park alone? If he got out of the house why did it take so long for her to start looking? This same child, the most heartbreaking part of the story is, he was the same child who just this past summer nearly died of drowning in a pool. He was in a coma for a month. I can't help but think if my child had spent a month in hospital in a coma, I wouldn't let him out of my sight. I would have watched him. My heart is breaking though for the guilt this mother feels. The same questions I find racing through my mind, as an unrelated adult to this child, she will have to live with for the rest of her life.That horrible realization that she had a second chance with her baby, only to have him die of drowning again. Oh my God I can't even imagine.So today was full of rain and grey skies, and the tragic death of a little 6 year old boy. He died all alone and he shouldn't have even been near that swollen creek, never mind facing that awful death alone. My heart is in pain. If my kids were here right now, I would be hugging them close.

Here is a link to the news story if the video doesn't show.


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 7th, 2014 11:02 am (UTC)
I can't even... :(
Mar. 7th, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh man, how very sad. I can't even imagine.
Mar. 9th, 2014 07:11 am (UTC)
I know. I can't stop crying about it.
Mar. 7th, 2014 03:55 pm (UTC)
That is so terrible :(
Mar. 9th, 2014 07:12 am (UTC)
It's just tragic
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