I try to keep my blog upbeat, but today I'm feeling a little blue.
I had some sad news about a friend - someone who I used to work with, but who moved away and we've only kept in touch via facebook and gtalk. It made me cry and want to smash things.
Her second baby, who was three months old, died last Thursday, of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), two days before my friend's birthday. What a birthday memory that will be for the rest of her life. Burial today.
I haven't heard of anyone I know losing a baby to SIDS. I'd kinda thought it didn't happen much any more.
So so sad. I hope there will be another for her, but how could you face it after having that happen to you? And there is nothing you can do or say to help. I can't imagine a grief that big.
It really puts things in perspective.
I pulled this quilt out which was made for a baby who is yet to be. I'm sure it will get an owner someday, but for the moment, it's waiting for someone special.