I'm At A Loss  

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I don't think Thanksgiving will ever be quite the same for me. I found out that today my friend's son passed away in a car accident. He was going back to school from visiting family for Thanksgiving. I didn't know this young man personally, and I haven't spoken with his parents face to face in some time. We kept in touch on facebook to some degree, but you know how that goes.

It just really struck me that I don't know how I would handle this type of tragedy. God forbid this would happen to one of my children. These people are strong and I know they will make it. It just seems like such a waste of a young life. This boy was just getting started and everything was taken away from him and his family in the blink of an eye.

It got me to thinking how important it is to let my family know how important they are to me. I don't tell them often enough that they are the reason I maintain some measure of sanity (allbeit slim sometimes). I'm pinning a note to my desk to remind me to say it more often. To show it more often, and most importantly to enjoy the time I have now because I can never know how long it will last.

To Steve and Shelly, I'm truly sorry for your loss. I remember all of us at that age just preparing to go out into the world. We were excited about what was to come, and even if we wouldn't admit it we were a little scared of it as well. I am praying for you guys and a lot of other people are as well.

So to any of you that happen to read this. Keep my friends in your thoughts, and if you are so inclined say a little prayer for them, I have a feeling they are going to be needing as much support as they can get.

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11 comments

As a parent of a young man just starting his life on his own I share your sentiment and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

December 1, 2009 at 2:21 AM

Good thoughts. I tell my people every day that I love them. We know not the day nor the hour..

December 1, 2009 at 4:54 AM

I am so sorry for the grief you all must endure. The loss of a child is just unfathomable. My thoughts are with you all.

December 1, 2009 at 5:48 AM

Very sorry to hear that. This is exactly why I seem sappy in alot of my posts. You never know what the next day will bring.

Thoughts, prayers, and good karma to you, your family, your friends, and especially the friend who lost their child...from my family to yours.

Ian

December 1, 2009 at 6:16 AM

I'm really sorry for your friends, Bendigo. And you're right: we should definitely tell people how much we appreciate them.

Sarah

December 1, 2009 at 1:42 PM

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend's family.

December 1, 2009 at 2:44 PM

Thanks for the kind words and thoughts everybody .....I feel so helpless in these types of situations..I surely hope they realize how many people are there for them....

December 1, 2009 at 6:26 PM

That's a horrible tragedy to have to go through, made all the worse by the holidays. Sorry they had to experience that kind of heartbreak.

December 1, 2009 at 7:39 PM

We experienced a couple accidents during the holiday, one was a young boy who broke his leg and another boy his arm but nothing near as tragic as this. So sorry for the parents of this child. God bless them.

December 2, 2009 at 4:48 PM

There is probably no loss greater than losing a child. Your own, a grandchild, or child of a friend. Words seem to always leave us, at least me, in trying to express my sorrow at their loss. It's just important they know we're there, and that we share in their grief. And remember them in our prayers. And remember their child as well, in some lasting memorial way to show the meaning and importance of their brief, but treasured connection with us.

December 6, 2009 at 2:46 PM

Well put Russ...well put

December 8, 2009 at 4:23 PM

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