Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Seven years ago today my friend Jessie gave birth to a sweet baby boy. Kilian Richard was beautiful and precious. He was welcomed by three older siblings who were so excited to meet him. At first, everything seemed perfect. But he quickly became ill, suffering from a Urea Cycle Disorder. Kilian was taken off of life support on Christmas Day. There are no words for how my heart grieved for Jessie and her family.
Seven years later, I pray that God would give this family comfort and peace. Some of us are planning to change our profile pictures on Christmas Day to one of Kilian. We want Jessie to know that we have not forgotten her son.
If you know someone who has lost a child, don't be afraid to bring it up. Say something. Let them know that you remember. Too many people think they are doing their friend a favor by keeping silent. All that does is isolate them. You don't need eloquent words. Just let them know that you remember. ♥