Family Tragedies

Is it appropriate to write when your family suffered a tragedy on New Years Day?

My three year old, great-nephew, was killed in a tragic accident.  At first, it was difficult to even talk about it.

I have not felt like writing.  Dormant thoughts, surfaced, once again–back to December 1990, when our infant grandson passed away.

Why did family tragedies seem to visit over the Holidays?

At breakfast, a dark-haired, ten-year old boy at the next table, reminded me of what my great-nephew would have been.  It wasn’t right to think that way.

It wasn’t fair–it helped to pray.  There’s been a tremendous outpouring of love and support in the past few days.


Author: warturoadam77p

70 year old married retired communications worker with three grown children, transplanted from the Midwest to the sunny Gulf Coast.

5 thoughts on “Family Tragedies”

  1. It’s hard enough to lose a spouse, parent or sibling who has had a chance to live life, but losing a child is far more devastating. As you describe so well, it’s the “would have been”s that haunt you every time you see a child who looks or acts like him.

    Writing can be therapeutic and it helps you through times that try to fracture your soul. When you pour out your feelings through your writing, you never know who you’ve helped. There are people in the blogosphere who just might live another day knowing there’s someone out there who understands their pain.

    1. Thanks for your perspective. It’s been helpful to watch videos posted by this little boy’s mom and dad. This boy, had the coolest name, (Emery Fielden), and brought so much joy in his short life.

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