Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Worst Sort of Tragedy

Any time a child dies, it is a tragedy. Any time a child dies because of the mistake of its parent, it is a double tragedy. I just received word that a two-year-old grandson of a very good friend of mine just died by being accidentally left in the family mini-van for about two hours. A horrible mistake by a bedraggled mother will likely now result in criminal charges. A few news articles (here, here, and here) have already been published on the matter, and no doubt there will be more. It is a true moment of sorrow, and my heart goes out to the family. My prayers are with them.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

This is HORRIBLE! I took pictures of this baby and his siblings when he was 3 months old. I just can't believe it! As if poor Sister T. hasn't had enough tragedy in her life. I hope that this will help her daughter and son-in-law come closer to the Church rather than fall farther away. This is so, so sad.

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