I realize this is a very sensitive subject and I hope you’ll know that I am grateful and respectful in this.
You see, last week I was out to lunch with an old friend of mine. This friend lost his young son in a car accident a couple years ago, and we got to talking about parenting and how life has been for him as a dad ever since.
As a dad, I can only tell you that my heart was ripped in two as he told me not just how he has had to find his own peace with it, but how he wished that there was a place he could share some of the things he’s learned from it all with other parents.
I told him about the Truth Box and asked him if he thought it would be a good way to collect and share the thoughts of parents who have had children die. He thought it was a great idea and didn’t just approve of it, he told me he wanted it. So, together we came up with three questions to ask.
What do you wish you would have known as a parent?
What do you wish you would have done differently as a parent?
And, what are you are thankful you made sure to do as a parent?
As a blogger, I have no idea if there are enough parents that have had the unthinkable happen who would be willing to participate.
As a dad, I sincerely hope that if you have lost a child, you would fill this out. I don’t know that there could ever be better insight for all parents of the world, myself included.
It would be my honor to share what you know in only ways you can know it.
Here is the form. Three simple (yet impossible) questions. Thank you for sharing.
Dan Pearce, Single Dad Laughing