Thursday, December 07, 2006
I forgot to tell you about something that happened to Mom at the event in Philadelphia. A woman came by to talk to us at the Hope for Henry table in the store. She told Mom a story about her own son who has a heart problem.
The woman explained that if her son were to die it would be much more painful for her than your death was for Mom. That is because her son is in his twenties and you were only seven. When Mom told this to me on the drive back we both laughed very hard.
When people compare pain they just don't get it. The mom wasn't trying to be mean, she was just kinda clueless. A person's pain and sadness is a person's pain and sadness.