Once again, my New Year’s post will have to wait. I have something that is much more important to share with you.
A long time ago a relative told me about a neighbor who had a young child that was killed when the toddler tried to climb on top of their dresser. At the time I was horrified by the thought of it, but I was just a teen and not a mom myself yet. So, that terrible thought dulled with time and I truthfully hadn’t thought about that story again until today.
Today I read about this happening again to another child. A beautiful cherubic three year old named Meggie. If you have a child and any furniture in your home, you need to read this.
Let me take that one step further. If you don’t have kids, but have little ones who visit your home, you need to read this.
If you don’t have kids or kids that visit your home, then forward the link to this tragic post to anyone you know who has kids so that parents know how important it is to secure their furnishings.
Such a simple step in safeguarding your most precious valuables. Your kids.
I don’t know the blogger who wrote the post. It doesn’t even matter. I remember what it was like to hold my baby for those brief moments before they took her away to the morgue. I remember receiving the footprints and lock of curly black hair that I can only handle looking at once a year on the anniversary of her death. And while I didn’t have my daughter for as long as this mother, I understand her grief.
So, please please think about her story. I think it would honor Meggie’s memory if we shared this story with others with the hope of preventing future tragedies.
For Meggie. For all of the kids.