Grieving Mom Shares a Heartfelt Plea for Compassion & We All Need to Hear It

Mom Ashley Greene shares tragic story

No one will ever know how Ashley Grimm felt on June 2 of this year. With her five kids in tow and just minutes from her home, Ashley's 4-year-old son Titan stealthily unbuckled himself from his car seat just before a large rock rolled into his mom's lane -- causing her to drive off the side of the road. Sadly, Ashley's sweet boy died in the tragic car accident. Still trying to pick up the pieces, Ashley just shared a brutally honest Facebook message that every parent needs to read.

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It's hard to understand why people go out of their way to make others -- who already feel like a part of them has died -- feel worse than they already do. Ashley needed a shoulder to cry on, and instead, has been dealing with hurtful comments.

This mother's Facebook post is a testament to how short and precious life is, the importance of holding our babies tight, and how we need to stop throwing stones at other moms and dads.

As some of you know, I have gone through every mother's worst fear. On June 2nd, I lost my youngest son in a horrible...

Posted by Ashley Grimm on Friday, July 15, 2016

"Never judge another mama. We don't know the whole story, we don't know. We just don't know."

It's so easy to give unwanted commentary every time tragedy strikes, especially if it involves a child. And while it's okay to be angry and sad Titan is gone, this mother does not need our opinion about all the things she should and shouldn't have done.

No matter how much we try to protect our children, and the precautions we take, disaster does not discriminate -- and will shake the best of families.

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Reading Ashley's Facebook post was so hard for me. I don't know this mother, her parenting style, or what she enjoys doing on the weekend.

(That's not my business, and it's not important.)

And yet, I feel a connection to Ashley.

As a mom myself, I would do anything and everything in my power to protect my 2- and 1-year-old boys. I can't even begin to comprehend how Ashley felt after the crash and how she's dealing with the loss of her son Titan today. I wish her and her family nothing but peace -- which should be what we all want for parents who lose a child.

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I'm in awe of Ashley's strength during this unthinkable time, her courage to post such an honest message, and her words of encouragement to other mothers.

"Mamas, hold your children tight. How blessed you are to have been entrusted with such unique, beautiful, tiny humans."

We all need to love more and hate less. Let Ashley's story be a reminder to think twice about your words and whether or not they lift others up, or tear them down.

(I will be holding my children extra tight today ...)

 

 

Image via Ashley Grimm/Facebook

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