Heaven Has a New Angel

I've been feeling so sad for the past few days.

A classmate of My Boy's passed away Friday.

He was only 9.

He was also a cousin of a boy on our baseball team.

He had asthma, a serious attack is what took him.

My heart aches.

It isn't fair, he was just a little boy.

He was just in our car playing with K on a cold day during baseball practice.

A sweetheart with a big smile.

My Boy has bouts of asthma when he gets sick and during allergy season. The "puffer" is in our medicine cabinet arsenal.

Last night I woke up with my heart racing. I heard My Boy coughing. I panicked. Considering what happened, I rushed to see if he was okay. He coughed like once but my mom radar immediately feared.

I can't imagine the pain the family is feeling. Unfortunately this isn't their first time with family tragedy.

I've called our friends and offered our condolences, meals, our love, and any help that they need during this tough time.

We will attend the funeral at the end of the week.

For a nine year old.

Taken too soon.

No one should ever have to do this.

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  1. Krista said...

    We went to a funeral on Saturday. A friend my age with 2 little ones taken by breast cancer. Too young, always too young. :(

  2. Merrie said...

    Oh Jen...my heart is breaking! How have I not heard about this? Please let me know if I can do anything for anyone. Nobody should have to suffer like this.

  3. Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

    Oh this is so tragic. My heart aches for that family. It scares me so much. We battle with allergies and asthma, I can relate with the running to the room with any little cough. Hugs to you, that's tough to be there for them.

  4. Frau said...

    I'm so sorry...sad beyond belief 9 is too young. My heart aches for his family.

  5. Beth P. said...

    How incredibly sad, and scary. My thoughts are with your friends. This hits home - my husband suffered terribly from asthma as a child and I fear my son will follow in his footsteps. Scary, scary, scary.

    Too young is right, it always seems to be too young. I'm so sorry.

  6. WeaselMomma said...

    It's heartbreaking when something like this happens. Actually, heartbreak does even begin to cover it.
    If you are interested, I wrote a post a while back about what to do/say, not do/not say to parents grieving a child's death.
    You may find it helpful. Let me know if you want the link.

  7. Vicki said...

    Oh Jen - how awful!!! It just doesn't seem fair does it!?!?!
    And I felt your pain as you heard your boy cough and the fear you will feel for a while!! {{{hugs}}} So sad!! :(

  8. Goldylocks aka Erin said...

    Oh how heart breaking. No one should ever have to experience the death of their child. Ever.

  9. Mayhem and Moxie said...

    Such a terrible loss. I can't imagine having to live through something like this...and pray that I never will.

    My very best to you, Jen.

    -Francesca

  10. Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

    What a heartbreaking and painful situation this family is now going through. My nephew passed away a few years ago from an asthma attack. My thoughts and prayers are with this little boys family and I'm thinking of you during this difficult week...

  11. Ali said...

    I can't imagine the amount of pain his family must feel. My heart goes out to them.

  12. Michelle said...

    That is so sad and so scary. B has asthma too. I honestly don't get too worried since he has had it forever and it is better controlled than it ever has been. Just a reminder that these things are out of our hands.

    Praying for the family.

  13. Tasha said...

    I'm sorry. :( There's nothing like the pain that death brings. (HUG)

  14. Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

    I can't imagine. We have a friend who's daughter is the same age as Maddy and had a big horrible fall and is ICU with a head and spine injury and even though she is so close in age to Maddy my brain stops me from fully thinking about it.

    I feel so terrible for parents who have to live through that heartache and say goodbye to a child.

  15. mama's smitten said...

    We are feelin it here too.

  16. Kelly said...

    So sad. I hate it when children leave this earth too early. When my oldest was 5, his girlfriend (the one he always said he would marry), was killed in a car accident along with her mother and soon to be new sister--her dad drove and survived. It was awful to have to go to the funeral and to explain something like that to kids. My heart still breaks when I think of her.

  17. Chelle said...

    Jen, my heart is breaking for everyone right now...I cannot imagine and I just don't understand :(

    {{hugs}}

  18. Angela @ Nine More Months said...

    His poor family. I am so sorry for your and their loss.

  19. Kristen Andrews said...

    Jen this is so sad, my heart aches for the family it is too soon and not fair. Thoughts and prayers for the family and for you as their friend.

  20. Carri said...

    Oh how sad, and for any child to be taken that young is just a sin. My heart goes out to his family and the many children affected by his death.

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