Tynan had leukemia and was a 5 year old little boy. In his short little life, he touched so many people; myself, included. I never met Tynan but felt I knew him through the daily updates from his family blog and a close friend.
What do you say to yourself when something like this happens? How do you cope? What questions get answered? All the hopes and dreams you have had for your child are scattered to the wind. You realize that they'll never grow up and ask you for the keys to the car, or come in late from a date. They'll never walk down the aisle to receive their diploma or call you on the phone just to talk because they miss you. You won't hear the sounds of your grandchild crying or the feeling of total pride when your grandchild hits his/her first home run. These dreams and plans are snuffed out way to early and along with that comes the pain and realization that they, indeed, will never come to pass.
I am filled with sadness for every parent, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, cousin or teacher that has ever had to attend the funeral of a child. No child should die before his or her parents. That's just not the way it should be. But life can be very short and full of questions and confusion. God is there to help us through those difficult times.
Life is precious. And it can be over in a second. Or even if it takes a while, the struggle can be long and hard. Sometimes, death comes as a blessing. But we always have God to look to and ask for comfort. He will ALWAYS be there for us.