No responses to “A Bucket of Smencils: Goodbye to a Child”

  1. Christina

    Beautifully written, Jen, and so sad about your neighbor. I’ve been feeling the same way since I learned that my new boss lost her 5 year old daughter just this past summer. It’s not fair and we all need to take time to stop and smell the Smencils.

  2. Cheryl

    Jen- you are my hero. I enjoy reading your blogs and appreciate that you can always put into words what I am thinking. Your thoughts are beautiful and heartfelt. Your courage and strength are amazing. You are a survivor. I see you around town from time to time and feel like I know you in spite of not knowing you at all. Thank you and my thoughts and prayers go out to Nicoles family.

    1. Jen Singer


      As my mother-in-law would say, now you make me cry. Thank you for this comment and for your thoughts. Next time you see me in Pathmark or at the school, stop me so I can give you a hug.

  3. Rebecca H.

    Very well said! I have always had this sense of how brief childhood is, but having reminders like that really make you think even more about how lucky you are if your kids are healthy and you can live a “normal” mom-life.

  4. Christine

    Jen- you have perfectly rendered in words what I’ve been feeling all week. Thank you.

  5. The Mommy

    I have been following the story of another child (a baby, really) battling cancer. She is expected to soon lose her battle as well ( and just watching through my computer has made me appreciate the insanity that small children generate just by being themselves. I wouldn’t trade it. Not for anything. {HUGS}

  6. Lanita Moss

    I am so sorry for your neighborhood’s loss.

  7. Nicole


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