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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Tears for a stranger

The blog world is a funny place isn't it. You can read something written by someone you have never heard of and feel an instant affinity with them; you can hear of someones plight and want to reach out and help; and requests for prayer via twitter always make me stop for  a quiet moment. Today, now, I am crying tears for a little boy I don’t know and will never meet. I was writing the previous post about women bloggers and so I usually check out each blog when I do this and today I came across Lynns post at ‘Help I work with Children’ about 6 year old Caden Beggan who tragically lost his life to meningitis just over a week ago. I don’t know Lynn and I don’t know Caden but via her blog I followed a link to his parents Facebook page on which they had been documenting his fight for life. Something about the way they write with such love and grace made me read on.

The tragedy of a child dying is always heartbreaking, but there is something about their posts, something so raw and yet so loving, something that seems to refuse to be angry or to give in to the downward spiral of self tormenting grief, that offers hope. I don’t know these people at all, and I am sure there are moments when they will be so overwhelmed they can’t breathe, but right now I feel so inspired by what they have written I wanted to share it. If you want to see for yourself, the page is

Anyway, this family in their pain and suffering want to do something in Caden's memory and they have released a single that you can download. It costs just 79p and the proceeds will be going to the hospital where Caden was cared for, so if you feel moved by their story why not download it


lynn said...

thank you for this post, I am sure Caden's family would so appreciate you mentioning their Christmas music release - its a great song and not only a fitting way to remember their son, a real channel for Caden's family to permanently cherish his memory and so fitting to benefit the hospital where Caden was treated. Please, readers, if you can spare the 79p, download it, its a total professional release and here's the link

Red said...

thanks Lynn