Although I did not know Will or Courtney when Will was fighting here on earth, I came to know them both shortly after. Aside from obvious devastation, the loss of a child is incredibly isolating. You hear about it happening to someone, but rarely know someone else close by or even personally beyond online support groups. No one else gets the complicated emotions and feelings that go along with the experience.
Courtney’s openness and ability to articulate her experience has been such an immense blessing to me. I HATE that we share this common bond, but love how I can literally relate to every single word she writes in every post she makes. Courtney’s drive to keep Will’s memory alive is helping others going through this not feel alone. I’ve shared posts with my bereaved parents group and often hear “I needed this right now” and gratitude for posting. Beyond finding a comfort in a shared experience, Courtney’s faith and love for Jesus is immensely inspiring. So thank you, sweet Will, for being the most wonderful, beautiful and perfectly made baby boy who forever changed your mama’s heart. I know you are whole in Heaven with my Curry boy and can’t wait to meet you!