A Maltese mother who lost a son has penned a poignant and emotional open letter to the parents of a 10-year-old girl who tragically died in a car accident in Manikata on Thursday.
The mother doesn’t hold back from sharing the pain she feels till this day
Opening up about the sorrow she still feels, her incredible and vulnerable message was sent in solidarity with the parents of Elisa Buhagiar.
“My heart has been thinking about those parents that lost their 10-year-old daughter in yesterday’s incident. What sorrow! This morning I said to myself, now they will know a whole other world.”
“Because I feel that ever since I lost my son Patrick, I learnt, and I have been living in another world, a world that can be dark even when the sun shines. Before, I did not know that there was a world where people need to discover how to live with the heavy weight of sorrow, where you could be laughing but your heart cries,” she continued.
“Where you’ll be feeling ‘good’ and then all of a sudden, for no particular reason, your heart breaks again and you feel the darkest anguish! A world where everything remained the same for everyone else, but not for you. Because you are carrying a weight that no one else can understand apart from those who felt it as well. Pray for them,” she ended.
Her letter, which was posted to Facebook, garnered nearly 3,000 likes and over 350 comments in less than two days.
Tributes have been pouring in to remember the best of Elisa Buhagiar
One of her neighbours posted his own touching message to her, sharing memories of her as well as the feeling he felt upon knowing of her death.
“I remember her joking around with me and calling me ‘Zach ta’ LaTħobbnix’. Her smile was indescribable. I went to the hospital in solidarity with her but what could I do apart from cry and try to find solace. The cries and the pain of parents who have lost their children cannot be described. I hope that you, whoever you are, love the people around you, cherish them and appreciate life because these are the moments that teach us how small we truly are. Rest in peace little one and take care of us from up above,” he said.