It’s unimaginable to grieve the loss of a child, a nightmare no parent should be forced to endure. We can all agree on that. But what about the parents that grieve the life they pictured for their child? What about the parents envisioning soccer games and backyard tag, long bike rides through the neighborhood, and Friday night football games under stadium lights?
What about the parents imagining a child with no hospital stays or medical equipment, no testing or procedures, no list of specialists or recurring appointments. What about parents like Brooke and Ross Amos?
“When you’re preparing to welcome a sweet new baby you have so many ideas and thoughts of how things will be. ‘Will they play football or baseball? Will they run track or be in the band?’” Brooke told us.