I have been completely absent from the blog-world, but I had to write today. I have so much heaviness on my heart for these families...physical pain.
If you have not heard of Super Teddy and Ryan, grab some tissues, because I can't even THINK about these two boys and their families without tearing up.
It's almost Mother's Day, and these two moms don't have a son to hold this Sunday. Or any day. They've both laid their boys to rest WAY too soon....one knew the time would come soon and one thought she had 40 more years.
Sweet Teddy had "kinky hair syndrome" or Menkes Syndrome which causes a copper-deficiency in the body. Teddy just turned one. ONE. Ahhhhh, I want to scream thinking about the pain his family is feeling now.
Ryan was being a little boy...he ran after his frisbee and got struck by a truck. In an instant. Can you imagine? I cannot fathom that moment. That pain. That extreme weight on your heart. I have never experienced anything like this, but I can only imagine turning around to the sound of screeching tires and seeing your baby...the human you made...lying helpless on the ground. I would die, too.
So today, my Superhero, Cam, is thinking of both of these boys by wearing his red cape. Red for Ryan. Cape for Teddy. I pray to the Lord to keep all of our superhero babies safe and with us much longer than we are here. They deserve that. Every child deserves that. This is just not fair....
So innocent...so naive to the world and the pain that comes along with it. I hope I have you forever, baby.