Tuesday, July 24, 2007

A Mother's Nightmare

My heart hurts.

Especially during the summer, my worst fear is of one of the boyz drowning. Hubby had a scary moment with Baby this summer at the lake and is still haunted by the "what ifs".

Slackermommy wrote on her blog about a woman, a blogger, a MOTHER named Rachael who has just lost her vibrant daughter Hannah in a tragic accident.

This is Rachael's blog. Bring tissues.


Anonymous said...

I read it yesterday after reading Slackermommy. It made me sick to my stomach, especially since her little girl looked a bit like my daughter. So sad (and scary to think that it could happen to any of us).

Ms. Skywalker said...

Read it the whole time thinking, "no, no, no, no".

The pain that comes when each daughter in the world is your own.

Chaotic Joy said...

Oh no no no. I can't even process this. My heart is hurting. THat mom seems amazing. I was holding Ben crying. Thanks for sharing.

Life is precious.

Anonymous said...

I won't even read.. Sorry... I just can't right now.. These things stick with me and my heart gets heavy and I just loose it for a few days. Drowning is one of my biggest fears with my Bella.. So sad..

Anonymous said...

I know, I just heard about this tragedy earlier this week. I can't even imagine.

Jane, P&B Girls

Sarah said...


Off to bear witness.


Jen said...

God. Everyone out there reading that is just aching like hell for her and holding their children that much closer. We had friends who lost their son in a lake accident. We're still not over it, four years later. I cannot imagine anything worse.

Blog Owner said...

Thanks so much for posting this. We have a pool in our backyard (gated, locked, THREE locks on the sliding glass door to even get in the backyard), but we're in desert country and pools are EVERYWHERE! Just this week we signed Crusher and Bam Bam up for swimming lessons. They're young but we're so scared :(

Kelly said...

When I got to Rachel's blog, I nearly lost it, seeing Life with Hannah and Lily. Those are my girls' names, too. Tonight, before I turn in, you can bet I'll hover above them for a moment, and just soak them in.

When Jenn said is true: when you have children, each child in the world is your own.

Fairly Odd Mother said...

I'm afraid if I really start crying right now, I won't be able to stop. Her little Hannah is about my oldest's age---mine also loves to swim and jump up and down under the water. I think my stomach will be in my toes the next time she does this.

The pictures are gorgeous and heartbreaking.

That poor, poor family.

Whirlwind said...

OMG - that is horrible. That is my biggest fear especially with bringing the girls to the lake every day!

One of our first days up there, Moe had been playing with the lifegaurd so I took a few steps back to grab a drink. In that time, she bounced a little too far out and slipped under, right behind the other life guard who didn't see her. Thankfully the lifeguard she was playing with saw her and grabbed her real quick! I'm still kicking myself for not being right there! I never even saw it happen it happened so quick. Now I make her wear a life jacket at all times!

tinamtl said...

I don't know if I can go read that.

A few weeks ago, I heard that my province was considering making those rubber (blue) pools illegal to have. Too many drownings. Parents feel to relaxed.

I call them "not enough to swim in - but more then enough to drown in. pools."

Also they want to make swimming lessons mandatory for all Quebec children.

Quebec has the highest rates of children dorwnings in Canada. Everybody has a pool it seems. They say above ground is worse then inground. Parents are more scared around ingrounds. So they watch better.

Scary stuff. Swimming lessons. "Early." Are a good thing.


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