“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”
― Vicki Harrison
My heart is truly broken for two people very near and dear to me who have suffered the sudden and bewildering loss of their daughter a week before she was due to be born. How do you comfort someone whose loss is of such an intense magnitude that you cannot even begin to comprehend? What do you say? How do you grieve with them, and yet at the same time, try to be strong for them? Their pain and sense of loss is one that I share in but a small way. Sometimes, when I think of the little angel – Aleena – and her parents, the grief that I feel is a physical ache for me. And I am reminded of Helen Keller’s profound words, “All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
God bless you forever and ever darling Aleena, and may He keep you close to Him. As you frolic on the swings amongst the angels in the heavens (the way you did in my dream about you), know that you are loved beyond words and beyond the realms of time and space. God bless your parents too. May He bring them peace and courage in the knowledge that you are now their Guardian Angel watching over them every day until you meet again.
Saneeya Qureshi © 2015