6 years ago today, my niece, passed away suddenly at the age of 8. Carly was a special little girl, always with a smile on her face. She was born with a hole in her heart, and Down's Syndrome but nothing kept this girl down for long. She got Leukemia and beat it. Survived open heart surgery. We always knew she was given to us for a short time, but as time went by, I think we all forgot. Then she was gone.
She taught us so much in life...and in death. She loved everyone. She would start dancing anytime the mood struck her. She learned sign language easily, and we all learned what we could to communicate with her. She was learning to talk more and more before she passed.
Suddenly. Cardiac Arrest. Her little heart gave out. And our lives changed completely, and forever.
The loss of a child is a different kind of grief then the grief I feel after the passing of my mother....at least I feel it is that way. Maybe I am wrong though.
I miss you Carly Elizabeth George. You are our sunshine.