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    I heard yesterday that the younger brother of a child I used to work with had died on Saturday. He had cystic fibrosis and although his parents had done their best to give him as normal a life as possible within the constraints of the disease, cf beat him. He leaves a brother and 2 sisters as well as his parents.

    I can't imagine how they feel, my sister lost her 6 year old son to a brain tumour and it was awful, but I was not the parent. Spare a thought for this family and others in the same situation this Christmas. Give your kids a hug, even if they are being awkward/ hyper/ noisy/ fighting/ messy - there are worse alternatives.

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    Makes you realise how lucky you are, even when, like you say, your kids are driving you mad, the alternative doesn't bear thinking about.
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    • #3
      Oh, I am so very sorry to hear about this ((hugs)). I am keeping the family and friends in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

      I can't even begin to imagine what it's like to lose a child. My grandad passed away a month ago and it was SO hard but he had lived his life and enjoyed it - that poor little child hadn't even experienced much of his life ((hugs)). When my grandad passed away, it really made me realise that I need to tell my friends and family that I love them as you just don't know what is round the corner. My grandad passed away very suddenly and I never got the chance to say all of those things that I wanted to and I still regret it to this day.

      I am keeping the family of this child in my thoughts and prayers.



      • #4
        I tell my son and husband every day that I love them. I cannot let them go to sleep without resolving any disagreement nor can i let them go to school/work with bad feeling hanging over them. Losing anybody is hard enough but I hope I never have to go through the unbearable pain of losing a child.


        • #5
          Oh that's so very sad.

          Having lost grandparents and my parents and other family members,
          and knowing how sad those times were I cannot begin to image how painful and heartbreaking it must be to lose a child.

          My thoughts are with those families.


          • #6
            Family is the most precious thing we have. I am grateful every day for my hubby and children. I don't want to imagine what life would be like without them, it is hard enough having lost Grandparents I loved, my heart goes out to all who have lost a loved one.

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            • #7
              It is always awful when someone dies, but a child is even worse.

              My children drive me mad almost all the time, but I dont know what I would do without them, well actually I do!

              As much as I tear my hair out most days, I love every single fibre of their being, they were and are very much wanted and loved and keep me alive!!!
              Reach for the moon-if you miss-you'll still be amongst stars