People say that the loss of a child is an experience so painful that no one who hasn’t been through it can ever understand. It’s nearly impossible to use words to paint a picture of what losing a child feels like, and no one can truly do it justice—least of all me!
I’ve got three healthy adult kids who live right in my neighborhood. God, talk about the wrong guy for the job!
It would be difficult for anyone to explain the heartrending sorrow, isolation, shock, and loneliness that goes along with losing a child, and I can’t think of anyone who would do a worse job than I would! Having never lost a child or even known someone who has, I would have to guess that the ordeal is a pretty huge disaster, but that’s about as far as I can personally get, description-wise. On top of that, I’m not exactly the best writer on the block—I have a tough enough time describing what kind of haircut I want at the barber, so if you think I can tell you exactly what it feels like when your own cherished son or daughter passes away, well, think again!
If you want to know more about the experience of having a child gone forever, there’s gotta be someone better you can ask! As far as candidates for people who could explain this go, I’m just about bottom of the barrel. Even my grandparents are still alive!
There are many things that people who have lost children wish the rest of the world knew about the experience—and it sure beats me what those things are! Heck, I wish I knew, because then maybe I could offer some comfort to those people grieving a terrible loss. But no, fact is I’m pretty much in the dark. There are things I know and things I don’t, and losing a child is just one of those things I file right under: “Don’t Know Zip About!”
A blog about fishing? Now, that I’d have a chance with. A blog about what it feels like to lose a child? Not exactly my lane!
If you’re reading my blog and you haven’t lost a child, I’d classify this as a classic case of the blind leading the blind, because I’ve got zero info for you on the topic. All I can really do is hope someone else might help you out. Best of luck! I’m going to try my hand at writing about something else.