Maureen Condon Horon

Lethbridge, Alta.

As a mother who has lost a child in death, I found the following verse very comforting, and wish to share it with all the mothers who have lost a child in the recent crash of the Bronco’s bus. I would appreciate it if you would make this verse available to them, if you feel it would be appropriate:

We are connected,my child and I, by an invisible cord not seen by the eye.

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It’s not like the cord that connects us ‘till birth, this cord won’t be seen by any on earth.

This cord does it’s work right from the start. It binds us together attached to my heart.

I know that it’s there, though no one can see the invisible cord from my child to me.

The strength of this cord is hard to describe.

It can’t be destroyed; it can’t be denied.

It’s stronger than any cord man could create.

It withstands the test, can hold any weight.

And though you’re not here with me, the cord is still there, but no one can see.

It pulls at my heart, I am bruised, I am sore,

But this cord is my lifeline as never before.

I am thankful that God connects us this way.

Mother and Child. Death can’t take it away.

There are many reasons that I, like millions of others, grieve with the families involved, and with your whole community. My grandson is a 16 yr. old hockey player who is a member of Lethbridge AAA, Midget Hurricanes, who frequently travels by bus to out of town games. Having been born in Rose Valley, Sask. and years ago had relatives in Humboldt and Tisdale, I still consider myself a Saskatchewan girl.

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