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Jake Brewer 1981-2015

Friends lost their 14 year old daughter a few days ago, and I’m reblogging this to express my sorrow for the loss of Jake, Emily, and all children taken early from our lives.

Life in the Boomer Lane

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The one defining commonality of the human species is that we love our children. So much so, that sometimes, that love is a vulnerability that is so intense, it can take our breath away. Would we do anything to protect them? That goes without saying. Can our imaginations reach to a point in which we see them being taken away?  No. Especially not in our overly-protected world of modern medicine, safety devices, and ample written warnings on whatever we buy.

As a mother, I listen to my friends speak about their children, their words coming from the same place that mine do when I speak about my own children. I don’t discount the words they speak.  I simply understand the place from which the words are born.

When my friend Lori spoke about her children, she was no less effusive.  Her children were bright.  They were beautiful…

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