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 here.
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