When tragedy befalls an innocent child it resonates in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved her. In Mikaela's case, the shock wave of her loss is magnified exponentially because every parent raising a child with autism realizes her parent's loss could easily have been their own.
Within our community a hush fell over our keyboards on Wednesday as our typical blog posts and Facebook updates turned from snarky comments about our lives to words of shock and sadness over another tragic loss of an innocent child.
A number of resources have been made available to families raising children at risk for wandering or elopement. Please take the time over the next few days to visit each and utilize any and all that may be helpful to you.
Tattoos With A Purpose
Assurance Locking Systems
My prayers are with the Lynch family and the community of Clearlake. As a parent of two sons with autism I know how precious their lives are and how easily accidents such as this can happen.
I have included a link-up below for those bloggers who have written a post in honor of Mikaela. If you are interested in reading and/ or commenting on the posts you simply click on each one individually to be redirected.