Last week I went to two wake services. One was the 85-year old mom of a pastor friend. The other was for the 11-year old daughter of a friend who succumbed to the injuries sustained from a four-storey fall from the roof of their townhouse.
The grief and pain for her parents must have been unbearable. I remember an auntie telling me that losing a child is the most painful of all bereavements. She was speaking out of her experience of having lost parents, siblings and even a spouse.
Children should be attending the funeral of their parents, not the other way round. And the loss of a child at such a tender age is simply incomprehensible.