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When You Don't Know How To React...

  1. Today at work, around lunchtime, the unthinkable happened.

    I've been teary and prayerful in the hours since.

    A man, with his son and grandson...I'm typing it here because I can't get it out of my head.

    You may not want to continue to read.

    The man, in an oversized pickup truck with a full trailer attached, let his son out a few blocks from my workplace...around a half a mile away. The son, for some reason, didn't walk behind the trailer or in front of the truck, he walked between the two, and the father, not knowing, took off. He dragged the son to the entrance of where I work until someone flagged him down and told him he was dragging something. Son didn't make it. Son's little boy was also in the truck.

    You could hear the little boy crying.

    I don't even know how I can process this, and these are people I did not know.

    I've prayed, I've cried. I can't get it out of my mind.

    The poor family. And no matter how may times people tell the man it wasn't his fault, he will never believe it. And people are cruel, and make cruel comments...and he will have to deal with a lot of that on top of his guilt.
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  1. Greg Merrill
    I am still thinking about this tragedy. These kind of things just seem to come upon us, big and small. This case is extremely big, taking one's life. To live to be considered old is not guaranteed either for self, loved ones, friends, acquaintances, or strangers. Life is a vapor, James 4:14 tells us, and for some it is even a very quick vapor. Life is so fragile. Jesus said in John 7:6 "My time is not yet come; but your time is alway ready." We could die at any time. I have heard of two stories recently where a person just died suddenly with no warning, but the autopsy showed their arteries were block and it was just a matter of time.
    Be prepared.
    1. AmusingMargaret
      There are many of us still thinking about this...it has been on my mind so much today. And you are right...we just never know, we must always be prepared.
  2. AmusingMargaret
    Thank you both. I am feeling better. It was a such a sad day for this family and his friends. I can't imagine. He held an official position in my area, and was fairly well known and well respected.
  3. Godlovesmetwo
    That's very traumatic for you too Margaret. Prayers.:crossrc:
  4. Greg Merrill
    Tragedy. Not the time to try to think it all through, just weep with the weeping. Not the time to try to understand it, just grieve it.