A parent cannot fathom what it would be like to lose a child.
in a boating accident on Oyster Bay. With a for 11-year-old Harlie Treanor - one of the children that died, I cannot imagine the pain the parents are going through right now.
Similarly, singer Usher's stepson, Kyle Glover, was pronounced brain dead on July 6 after a family friend hit the child with a jet ski as he was on an inner tube in a lake.
With summer fun on everyone's brain, it becomes all too easy not to keep all of the dangers that threaten safety during family outings and water activities on the forefront. Such tragedies involving children are often never thought to be probable. People believe that this can never happen to them, their families or their kids.
Being a parent of two, the death of a child is an experience that I can never imagine going through. The fear that something so horrible can happen is a parent's worst nightmare.
are natural reactions for such an event for which life never prepares us. Regardless of the reason behind such tragic events, I'm sure the outcome of any recourse taken would provide little consolation to all those affected.
My only hope is that whatever change or lessons that come out of such accidents having taken place is seen as some kind of solace for the parents and families involved as there is little that can take the daily pain that comes with the death of a child, or loved one.
My heart goes out to all those that have recently lost their children.