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Sunday, October 6, 2013
it’s Christina –
is Sunday, October 6, 2013 and it is going to be a tough day for my kids and for
a bunch of other folks I care a lot about. One year ago today, my son’s best
friend Bobby was killed in a motorcycle accident. I still have problems getting
my brain around it, let alone the fact an entire year has passed since that
horrible day. The blood curdling scream coming from my son’s room when he found
out, still echoes in my ears. Then the scramble to get him on the next flight
to Florida and the overwhelming emotions; pretty much every moment of that
morning is still etched into my mind.
daughter called from school yesterday and I could hear the tears in her voice.
I asked her what was wrong and she said she had just finished her writing
assignment for rhetoric. I’ll admit, I was a little confused until she told me
the subject matter. They were to write about their biggest fear. For my
daughter, it was to lose her brother like Amy (Bobby’s sister) lost Bobby. In
an effort to reassure her, I reminded her that her brother has not driven his
motorcycle since Bobby’s funeral, and as far as I knew, he had no intention of
ever riding again. Then she reminded me a motorcycle accident wasn’t the only
way she could lose her brother.
that one statement, she tapped into my biggest fear; the fear of losing one of
my children. I believe it truly is every parent’s worst nightmare, and I pray I
never have to experience it.
folks, there isn’t going to be a writing challenge today. I can’t get into the
mood. We will start over again tomorrow.
– you are in our thoughts and prayers, more so today. You are loved and missed
by many, but I know you are still around them acting as a guardian angel. This
photo’s for you!