I know this probably isn't the place to post this or anything but I feel if anyone understands how awful this is it's moms. I was camping over the weekend with DH and my parents and we were out of cell reception area. Normally we love that because it's time to get away with no phone or tvs or anything and just hang out together. On the way home my mom checks her email and finds out there's some "news" about one of her piano students but she didn't know what. This piano student was originally a student of ours at the day care that we both worked at when we first moved to the area. He was one of the first kids I saw and bonded with there and was just an absolute joy. His family is the kind that you look at and say "I want to have a family like that one day." Loving mother and father, parents are totally in love with each other, kids are precious. Anyway, we finally got some info. As it turns out Friday at school the little boy passed out and then passed away. They aren't sure what happened. At first they thought he choked but from the story the school put out it doesn't sound like that. He was found passed out in the bathroom. He was about to go into first grade. It's just about the saddest thing I have ever heard in my life and I just can't get it out of my head. I held this little boy when he cried and changed his diapers and helped him learn how to use the potty like a big boy and I just can't believe he's gone.
My heart goes out to his parents and his little brother (who isn't even 2 yet). The sweetest, closest little family, and to have tragedy hit them like this just seems so senseless to me. I wish I could do something for them but I know there is nothing that will help ease their pain.
I just thought I'd post this here since my mom can't even talk about it really and no one else I know and am close to personally knew him really. Children should never be lost like this. There's just nothing worse.