Two weeks ago I made a post concerning one of the blogs I visit - Sandra Cormier over at Chumplet Writes. Her nephew had gone missing and the police and the entire neighborhood of Barrie, Ontario were searching for his whereabouts. On Thursday, I received word through email and other sources that the authorities discovered the body of the missing teen.
I don’t know what to make of this. I left my condolences on Sandra’s blog, yet it still feels as if it is not enough. I would like to say that I can understand what the family is going through. But I cannot say this. I have never had something like this happen to me. I would also like to say that I could imagine the devastation I would feel if this had happened to one of my own children. Yet I cannot claim this either. I have no children of my own - cannot have children do to medical reasons. My situation could never come close to what Sandra has experienced.
Nevertheless, I still feel this sorrow. I want to have the power to properly explain the heartfelt wishes I have for their grieving family. I know I am just a visitor to her blog. We have never met in person. We have never exchanged notes, or opinions, or recipes to our favorite evening dinner. I am just someone who came across her blog and enjoys the writing community that can bring so many people together in peace and goodwill.
All I can do is say that I am sorry this happened, and wish that this situation had never happened to her family.