I've started this post about ten times over and I'm afraid I just don't have the right words.
If you follow me on Twitter you know that today a sweet baby boy named Will went home to be with Jesus. Will was the 10-month-old blond haired, blue eyed son of a friend, Jaimi. Jaimi and I worked together while I was in nursing school, lost touch for a while, and then reconnected within the last year, thanks to Facebook. This last weekend I saw a post from Jaimi saying that Will was sick, then just last night I received the news that he had been diagnosed with H1N1 and was on life support. Little Will lost his battle against this horrible virus, but his parent's still need our prayers (especially Jaimi, who is 7 months pregnant).
I can't even wrap my mind around how Jaimi must be feeling and my heart breaks for her. Today I'm holding my baby(ies) and she isn't. Tomorrow I'll attempt to dress my squirmy almost 1-year-old and she won't. Seventeen years from now I'll send my baby to college with kisses, tears, and hopefully some inspiring words of wisdom...and she won't. It just doesn't seem fair. And, yet, this was His plan. I don't get it, but I've learned that it's not my place to question. So, for today, I'll continue to love on my babies, doing my very best to not hold on too tight. I encourage you to do the same.
I usually don't post pictures of other people's kids without their permission, but I know Jaimi well enough to know that she'd want you to see the face of this sweet baby boy that changed their lives and is now an angel in Heaven.