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.

3 comments:

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,
Michelle