Horribly Sad

So today started out as any other day.  I have a huge proposal I’m trying to get though at work and it’s slow going.  Then I hear a coworker talking about how a 6-week old died at an in-home daycare yesterday and it’s all over the news.  I hate news stories like that, but out of morbid curiosity I check it out.  Baby Death at Daycare!  Illegal At-Home Daycare!  And then I realize in horror that it happened to the provider who took care of Rowan for her first three years.  I feel sick inside.

I feel sick because it might be due to SIDS or whatever, but the new agencies are going to rake her over the coals.  I know how much she has always loved kids, and for this to happen on her watch must be a terrible feeling.   She was Rowan’s second mom.  I seriously doubt she had anything to do with it, but I know public opinion will be against her.  And I feel so awful for the parents, because that is a parent’s worst nightmare.   What a horrible situation all around, and I can’t stop thinking about it.

So I came home and have been all over Nova.  She chooses this day to be really sleepy, and rather than be like “Whee! Free time!” I just want to hold her and confirm she’s okay.

Author: ~R

I write about life, people, and the things that interest in me. Which often includes death, sex, friendship, and the future of humanity. I hope for the best in people and I prepare for the worst. But no matter what happens, change is constant and everything will be ok.

3 thoughts on “Horribly Sad”

  1. How awful for everyone involved. I hate the looming threat of SID’s and breathed a giant sigh of relief when Athena and Morella hit six months … and an even bigger sigh when they passed a year.

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