"I don't know what to do.
I don't know what to say.
I promise to pray."
My mini-me and I were looking for Father's Day cards yesterday at our local mall Hallmark, and I stumbled upon a very simple card with a fluffy little cartoon lamb in three snapshots with the above message.
In the last illustration, the cottony lamb is on his little knees with his head bowed.
I almost started crying.
Right there in the store.
A friend of mine lost her son...unexpectedly...with no warning...no time to get used to the idea of possibly losing her child...not that those situations make death any easier...but still.
He was an adult child...but as a mom, I know that makes absolutely no difference.
I cannot even imagine her pain.
I have not been able to reach out to her because I simply don't have a clue what to say.
How do you reach out to someone who's lost her child?
I have no idea.
There are two songs on my "Quiet" playlist that are guaranteed to get me sobbing when I need a good cleansing cry.
They are "Held" by Natalie Grant
and "I Will Carry You" by Selah
I wrote a few words in the card and sealed it.
It's all I know to do.