Monday, February 21, 2011

A Sudden Loss

This morning when I walked into work, my co-worker Gina asked if our other co-worker Cindy had called me.  I looked puzzled for a second and then got scared.  I said, "Why?"

Well, apparently, Cindy's 31 year old stepson was talking to his wife on the phone while turning onto a highway and was involved in a car wreck.  They life flighted him to the nearest hospital on Friday night but he passed away on Saturday. 

He leaves a wife and young son. 

I didn't know her stepson but nonetheless, I'm devastated for her family.  I'm devastated for his wife, who was a stay-at-home mom.  I just don't understand why senseless things have to happen to good people. 

I honestly don't even know what to say in a situation like this.  Nothing will make them feel better.  They'll suffer from the shock for a long time and all I can ask is that they eventually come to grips with the situation and find peace. 

It just hits so close to home.  My Dad was killed in a car accident on January 12, 2005 on the way home from office.  The office that I shared with him and was his business partner.  I had actually left the building at the same time as him, but pulled out before him and got a couple of minutes ahead of him.  One of the small blessings was that I was ahead of him and not behind him, witnessing it all.  I would have never made it if that had happened. 

So, while I can imagine how the shock of the loss felt, I still feel so devastated for my friend Cindy and her family.  Please keep them in your prayers.


Beth Ann said...

That is so sad. My small home town has been rocked by 2 tragedies in the past 2 weeks. So sad. I will keep your friend's family in my prayers.

Hautemama said...

Thank you. I think things like this happening in small towns make it seem worse because everyone knows the person or people affected. I appreciate the comment.

Michelle said...

I miss reading your posts, hope all is well.

Take care,