An old and dear friend popped in yesterday, she explained that she particularly wanted to see us, following the news of the death of Ivan Cameron, the beloved son of David and Samantha Cameron.
With great sensitivity and few words, she conveyed an understanding of how the parents and family of children with severe and life limiting conditions can sometimes be feeling, on hearing of the death of another such child, even one who is only known to them through the media.
Over the years, we have known a number of disabled children whom God has called to Himself: they have been fellow pupils with our sons, friends. Their funerals are always deeply poignant.
God has so willed, that the mortality of our own children is constantly part of our prayers. We pray for their lives, and we thank God for their lives.
We pray too, for the Cameron family, and for the soul of the child whom they called their beautiful boy, trusting in Him, Who came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.