Wednesday, September 27, 2006

grown-up babies

Sometimes I think we forget that everyone was once someone's baby. And whether they are 2 or 42, no child should pass before their parent.
I am sad to report that our former managing editor and former wine blogger, Mike McQueen, lost his adult son this week. In the time I've been here, that makes three grown children of coworkers who have died. And each time, my heart breaks a little for the parents left behind.
We are confronted often in the media with children who pass. Illness, accident, or even intentional death is tragic when it happens to a child. But we don't always stop to think when an adult passes, that somewhere a mother is mourning.
Say a little prayer for the McQueen family today.

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