I can't get this out of my mind.
I am so incredibly blessed, humbled, and thankful to have Tanner in my life. I can honestly say he is the best thing I've ever done, and I am such a better person because of him. As I type this, I hear him squirming in his sleep next to me, and my heart wants to explode from all the love I have for this little guy. And at the same time, I feel crushed.
I'm crushed because a baby was taken from this world too soon. I'm crushed because a friend is going to have to bury her son. I'm crushed from the thoughts that run through my head...how is she doing, is she going to be OK...
I can't even begin to imagine the pain she and her husband are feeling. It's not fair. They did absolutely nothing wrong. She is such a beautiful person, inside and out. This stuff doesn't happen to people I know. But it does.
My heart aches for her every day.
Please, secure your load on your car. Be careful when you drive. Pay attention. There could be a car slowing down to avoid a cooler on the highway with a sleeping infant in the backseat.
I feel so lucky to be a part of a fantastic group of women (all moms to babies Tanner's age). There was a memorial fund immediately started for Milo's family. The word was spread, and a lot of money was raised (still being raised). There was also a beautiful memorial page started on facebook.
I hope they know we are here for them. We pray for them all day.
I still can't believe this happened, though. It's a true nightmare. You may not know them, but if you can spare a thought, or a prayer, please do.
We love you and your family very much, Milo.