A piece of heart-breaking news made the headlines yesterday. A body of a 17 month toddler was found floating near Bedok Jetty. Whilst the mother was rescued in her attempt to commit suicide, her baby was silently being swept away by the sea.
Whilst we do not know what happened, the cause of it and the verdict yet, I had tears welling up as I read the news. A child of 17 months knows so many things already! This boy would have known who his parents are and would have probably started calling them mummy or daddy or whatever terms of endearment he was taught. A child of 17 months brings so much joy.
I imagine the poor baby gulping amounts of sea water and struggling for just that short breath of air and suddenly mummy or daddy or any of his care giver is not there to help him this time. I just hope that he didn't have to struggle too much in this very unfortunate end to his short life.
I do not know what else to say but the sadness and your heart wrenching is far from what the family is feeling right now. God bless his soul.