Rockford Parents Walk To Remember Children Who Lives Were Too Short
Yesterday was a day to remember children that left us way to soon. For myself, I am one of those parents.
WREX TV had a story about families who gathered at the Sinnissippi Bike Path for the annual Walk To Remember. It is a gathering of moms, dads and children who had the unthinkable happen to them: lose a child either before birth, at birth or when they were living.
When I was living in Peoria, I lost my first daughter to SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. She would have been 16 years old this year on August 8th. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about what she would look like, how she would be driving or where she would be going to college.
For these families, it is wonderful that they can all come together to remember loved ones. They laid roses on bricks which were dedicated to the children who lives were cut short.
Next year, I will make sure to be a part of this. Families who experience this are all one. No matter what the cause, a child doesn't get to live life. But, you have to never forget about them. And that is something I will never do.