To see what I'm talking about, you can read an article and take a peek at the interview here. The interview in itself if a bit disturbing. I don't think for a minute that the Santorum's took their deceased child home to "play with him", yet that is the verbiage that has caught on all over the internet. I am amazed and appalled at the number of people who have commented how "crazy", "weird", "morbid", or even "disgusted" they feel about the way the Santorum family dealt with the loss of their newborn son.
There has been much ink spilled over this interview and I am sure that I have nothing new or unique to add to the discussion. But I am stuck on this one point...why are people so hateful and angry at the Santorums for the way they chose to mourn the loss of their child? I am unaware of any correct way to mourn or grieve the loss of a child and can only pray that those judging this family never have to experience such a tremendous loss first hand.
Please join me in taking this as an opportunity to pray. We must pray that all life, from conception to natural death, is valued, respected, and protected. Prayer is also needed to bring comfort to all parents who have lost a child, at any age or stage of development. Prayer is a mighty and powerful tool that we as Christians must remember to use.