If all works out according to plan, this will be posted on my only child's birth minute on what would have been his 13th birthday.
I have often said that we have a word for people who loose all family members but children (widow/widower, orphan, ect) partially because of historical mortality rates of children and partially because it is a loss so horrible there just isn't a word to describe the feeling.
UPDATED POST: MOM AND DAD Remembering a Murdered boy: Westley Thorin Keaton Roberts. Happy would-be 13th birthday 7:47pm (birth minute)an update from Westley's father at the bottom of the post. I am so very grateful.
- A mother's grief 12 years later: Westley Thorin Keaton Roberts (breedheenorilleykeefer.com)