Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Today is Riley's funeral. He was only 19 months old last week when he died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen. He would have just been another faceless victim to me (for which I would still have mourned), but my sister photographed him months ago for his first birthday. I had admired his smile, the sparkle in his eyes, his cute little teeth. I was devastated to learn of his death, especially knowing that his own mother was arrested in connection with his death. It is heartbreaking, madening, and confusing.

Dear God,

I just can't understand.

Why does this happen? How could ANYONE hurt a child? Why are there so many blessed with children who can't even take care of them- when there are so many who could and can't have them.

I know there is a reason for everything. But I can't honestly fathom it.


1 comment:

  1. sigh...how terrible, yet another angel taken back...no it doesn't make any sense.



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