Friday, October 15, 2010

Day 6 - Something You Hope You Never Have To Do

I intended to start this post with a picture of a folded flag or an honor guard rendering final honors, but I think that's something no military spouse wants to do.  DH suggested that my post be about losing a child.  I had to think about it for a minute.  I don't have any children, so I can't truly relate at this point, but I think he's right.  DH had a son who died of congenital heart defects before the age of three.  He's told me numerous times that he doesn't think he could handle losing another child.  One of the challenges in our attempts to plan our own family is his fear of potentially having to go through that experience again.  I hope I never have to bury my own child, as I would not only lose them, I'd lose my husband (figuratively) as well.

2 comments:

Lacey said...

I just wanted to say thanks for following my blog. This post really was a rough one, i dont have children but even the thought of it gets my eyes to tear up.

Erin said...

You're quite welcome! I totally identified with your experience of getting married and him immediately leaving.