11 May 2009
Today I'm in mourning, for someone who I barely knew, and for her baby who was just about to be born.
I have a little boy of 18 months, and I love him very much. It's surprising how a child can change the way you look at the world.
It's how you notice other children, how children seem to know that they are in this child-like state together.
Today we heard about the death of Rheta Shan on her blog .
In my mind I can see her out shopping, on the other side of the road she can see her normal bakery. At 9 months , she can't walk very fast, she puts her hand on her stomach and says something like "Yes, soon it will be time", then starts to cross the road. Then she hears the sound of an engine, but it's too late.... I won't be able to get rid of this image for some time.
Both Rheta and baby died, and I'm just so sad that there is one less little person, who would certianly made the world a slightly better place, as Rheta did.
My thoughts are with her husband, with her family, and those of her friends who knew her virtually, but who were no less real.
Today when I got home from work I hugged my little boy and I could feel the tears, just like I do now.
I often travel around the UK, and I like to see the Cathedrals, while I have no organized religion, they are still great places, next time I will have two more candels to light.
Goodbye Rheta, and goodbye baby Shan.
Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't. ~Richard Bach