Unimaginable Tragedy

A young woman, she has suffered epiletic fits all her life. She found love, a partner and happiness. She became pregnant and suffered no more fits. Eight months ago she had a beautiful baby daughter who was the apple of her eye and also the apple in others eyes. She did not have a fit during her pregnancy nor once she had her baby – life was good. Yesturday morning she was bathing her beautiful baby daughter thriving on the bond that motherhood brings soaking in as always the pure joy that is motherhood. She suffered a fit and when she awoke from her fit she found her beautiful daughter dead – drowned in the bath.
She is a relation of mine and she is now suffering as are members of our family.
It is an unimaginable tragedy.
No words, just say a prayer if you will.

16 Responses to “Unimaginable Tragedy”

  1. Sally C. says:

    A terrible tragedy, to be sure. May your god bless you and yours and give you strength.
    Sally C.

  2. Evelyn says:

    There really are no words adequate in this devastating tragedy, but I will keep you all and especially your friend in my thoughts and prayers and will ask for strength, comfort, peace and soul soothing for you all.

  3. Please know your family are in our prayers and hearts. Let the angels guard and keep you.
    I am a nurse, but this is the hardest thing in this life that we deal with.
    God keep your loved one safe and close to your hearts.
    Mrs. Leslie Van de Ven, RN, BA.

  4. Melody says:

    Paul–my prayers are with all of you.
    God’s love and peace be with this young mother and your whole family.
    Melody

  5. MaryS says:

    Unimaginable is right. God bless the mother and the child who suffered this horrible tragedy, and all the family who will need to be there for them.
    Don’t ask why….

  6. Janey says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the mother and to your family.

  7. Beata says:

    Paul, sending out prayer and love to all your family and relations.
    Beata

  8. Julie says:

    You and your family are in my thoughts. I am truly sorry.
    Julie

  9. Marian says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to your family and especially to this mother.
    Marian

  10. Mariandel says:

    After seeing one of your movies, I decide to look into your site and read this input of yours.
    The unthinkable happens to the nicest people. Somehow this is a fact.
    Perhaps your friend, the mother of the baby, can find comfort in the bible and faith in God. Please let her read Revelations 21:1-5. There will be a time she will see her baby again. God will be with them both and they will never suffer again. Hoping this will help her now.
    Mariandel
    (Holland)

  11. GRANDMA MIL says:

    Dear Paul,
    Our deepest sympathy is extended to you and your family.
    Shalom and love,
    Grandma Mil and Ellie

  12. deltalady says:

    My heart goes out to the entire family, and my thoughts and love and empathy are yours.
    The only thing I can think of is what was said at the terrible loss of another child, and when the mother was asked, which would be worse, to lose a child too soon, or never to have known her at all? Too often we think the other way, the child should have had decades of life ahead, like most of us get. And that would be the best we could hope for, but if the alternative to loss would be never to have known the joy for even a brief time, what would we choose?
    hugs,
    Sally
    PS I hate to bring this up, but do they know for sure the baby drowned? She could have died from other causes, and the mother suffered a fit from the shock, not remembering when she came to.
    PSS Please, Paul, if you can, let your relation know, she can go on. I have worked with two women who have lost children from accidents, one when her older son was accidently shot by his best friend hunting, the other when her husband ran over their 2 year old. I can only imagine the hell they went through; they have gone on, but they never forget the child they loved.

  13. leslie says:

    Thank you for being so honest about your life on a website. It helps everyone to know how hard life can be even for a person with such accomplishments. And for sharing about such an unimaginable event. I alreaady wrote a comment, but I wanted to tell you that there is a whole community of people here in California offering up their hearts and prayers for this Mother and child – across every denomination. The highest form of wisdom is kindness (The Talmud) Please know that everyone is sending their most heart felt sympathy to the family.
    Leslie Van de Ven, RN, BA

  14. Margie says:

    I am keeping this mom and her family in my prayers, Paul…yours too.
    Margie

  15. abeth says:

    Hello Paul,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the mother and baby. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    many hugs to you,
    abeth

  16. Becky H says:

    Paul,
    Please let your relative know that we weep for her and her partner in the loss of their beloved child. I am praying for peace and comfort for them and all who love them. Their baby is in heaven, and safe.
    Becky H.