Monday, February 27, 2006

Thoughts on life

This last week has been really sad. A local teen was killed in a rollover car accident. She wasn't wearing her seatbelt and was ejected. She was only 16 years old. My daughter is 14 and wanting to drive. This is something that scares me. Watching this girl's mother grieve for her is really hard. I know that could be anyone of us as mothers. This has made me want to hug my kids harder and longer. It is also hard to let them out of my sight as if that would make them safer. It is hard thing to do is let our children go off on their own. I just don't know if I could bear losing a child. It is something no one expects and is hard to prepare for. This also brought back all the recent funerals I have been to. They were all different... my nephew's was a testament to his ability to bring help people with anything. He helped people overcome addiction to drugs and live a better life by encouraging people to go to school. My FIL's funeral was about a person who lived a long life and was very obvious with his faith. He always had an opinion and spoke them openly. My mother's was more about her family and how she helped us all grow up to be very different people. I hope people will remember this girl with fondness and love. So everyone hug people closer to you, you never know when it will be your last.

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