Posted By Kristabella on April 13, 2009
Today has been a rough day. I woke up this morning to news that little Thalon Myers had died. Shana and her family have been asking for our prayers since the weekend, when he went into the hospital. And I prayed. I prayed hard. Because we lost another baby less than a week ago and no parent should have to bury their child. I was in church on Sunday and even though I am a heathen, I asked God to help little Thalon and his mommy. I prayed for God to hear me and make that little boy well.
Babies shouldn’t die. Babies are adorable, they smell good, they are innocent and bring joy to so many people. Babies shouldn’t die. Parents shouldn’t bury their kids. This much heartbreak and sadness in a week should be outlawed.
My heart breaks for Shana and her family. I have never met Shana in person, but we became blog friends at the end of last year. I immediately fell in love with her and her adorable kids and her sense of humor. I wanted to make a trip to Oklahoma because I was sure that once we met in person, we would be fast friends and drinking buddies for life.
I don’t understand why these things happen. No one ever will. But I want to make it easier for Shana and her husband Rich and their two little girls, Thalon’s sisters, who were the proudest big sisters. Because I can’t even imagine what they are going through. I can’t fathom the devastating loss.
My heart is heavy. It has been a hard week for everyone on the internet. But as sad and broken as we are, it is such an amazing community that we are apart of. How so many people have rallied around these two families who have lost their babies, helping in any way they can, is amazing. These two families have millions of people out in the world, strangers and friends, praying for them and hoping that one day, it will get easier. All we want to do is make it easier for them. It’s all we can do.
I wish we could do more. I wish we could all erase their pain, but I know that isn’t possible. I wish I could take some of that pain away, and that they could burden me with it. If only it were that easy.
But all we can do is keep Shana and her family in our thoughts and prayers. And help out in any way that we can, help them get through this hard time.
If you would like to help the Myers family with costs and expenses, Sarah has set up a PayPal account where you can donate. Click here and find the Love for Thalon donate button in the sidebar.
To Maddie and Thalon up there in heaven, you two be sure that you look out for your mommies. They’re going to need all the added strength they can get in the coming weeks and months.
And for the rest of us, let’s vow to be nicer, more understanding, more loving. And hug our friends and family a little bit tighter so they know how much they are loved.