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Thank you for sharing. We will be praying for your friends...we almost lost one of our children...but while we waited, he was in an induced coma - it was horrible and our son wasn't in any pain...I cannot imagine their suffering.

Oh, I've missed reading your blog as we've transitioned back into the US recently. Thank you for this reminder to make the most of every opportunity with our children, feel a lot less self pity over having our oldest daughter in Alaska for three months while we're settling into PA, and pray for those who are truly suffering. I'm praying for your friends, too. Thanks for sharing this story with us.

How incredibly sad and heart-wrenching, not only to lose a child, but to endure watching her pain. We are praying right now for peace, strength, and courage for all that lies ahead for this family. Our God is a God of mercy, yet we live in a terribly broken and hurting world. I am so sorry for your friends.
We prayed for Ashlyn too. Pain is pain.

Crystal, This is heartbreaking but your post hit it on the head. Saying a prayer for your friends child and the family tonight.


Great post, Crystal. My son has suffered more than I would have liked, but I think about the parents who have suffered so much more. I'm more moved to pray for them than I am for my own kids sometimes...

I am thinking and praying for your friends.. that is so sad, and hard to imagine. God Bless

You write so wonderfully Crystal, I ache for that family and definately take for granted all the blessings I have in this life hear on earth. I have awesome healthy wild boys and don't thank God enough for all that I have. I pray that family has a ton of faith to get them through because without it I think life would be impossible to bear after losing a child.

I am thinking of your friends' family, choking on tears. So sorry for such a horrendous loss! May they have strength...

Oh no! My heart goes out to the poor parents of the little angel. I can't imagine watching my own sons go through anything like this and I'm so thankful they're healthy and wild.
And thank you for saying that. I've been made fun of quite a few times because my eyes never stay dry, I always feel the pain.
I send all my love to the family of little M

Oh no. My heart just missed a beat reading this. I can't imagine the pain that family is experiencing. They will definitely be in my prayers.

My son was diagnosed with kidney cancer when he was two (he just recently graduated to a long term survivor's clinic in his follow up). I've unfortunately known several children who have been taken by cancer, or the inability of their little bodies to tolerate the treatment, but never have I heard of something like this- an accidental overdose. So tragic. So sad. Your friend is on my heart tonight...

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