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Tot Sauce: A Loss for Words

by Amy Nance

I found out yesterday that one of my friends lost her 5-day-old daughter. There were no complications with the pregnancy and no indication ahead of time that anything was wrong. She was a beautiful 8-pound baby girl who the world didn't have nearly enough time to love.

As heartbroken as I am, I cannot even begin to fathom the pain and devastation my friend and her husband are experiencing right now. And I am at a complete loss for what to say to bring them any level of comfort. Is there really anything that can be said?

I didn't write this post to be depressing or melancholy. I wrote it because today I am feeling extremely fortunate for my healthy and happy little boy. Tonight when we're eating dinner, he'll throw his food like he always does. He'll probably splash water all over me during his bath, and have his usual meltdown just before bedtime. But tonight I won't get impatient or frustrated or angry. Tonight I will hug him a little tighter and hold him a little longer. I hope you all do the same.