I am wrecked.
Wrecked and drained and weary.
I am okay. I can go upstairs this very moment and pick up my Little and tell him that I love him and smell his sweet little boy smell.
But my heart is aching for another’s unspeakable loss.
My heart cannot contain these two opposing realities. I am grateful to be able to tuck in my boys and listen to them tell me about their days. Yet parents I know are saying good-bye to their cherished Little and I am broken.
How dare I feel sad? This is not my tragedy. This is not my loss. But here I am, wrecked and drained and weary.
We have the comfort that she is in heaven, I know. But in the meantime…
In the meantime, her room sits empty, her toys are still. Her parents miss her. They miss her and they ache and that will never subside.
All I have to do is walk upstairs. I feel incredibly sad and grateful.
It’s not about me, but I am broken.