Thursday, May 17, 2007


I have been thinking about this since it happened but just couldn't bring myself to post about it.

There was a horrible accident on May 4 in Southern California. A tractor-trailer hit a minivan and killed all three children inside. They were carefully strapped into car- and booster-seats. The children were ages 5, 4 and 2. They were laid to rest last weekend.


How does one make any sense out of that? For those of us who are Christians, we are taught that death is not the end. But it doesn't make it any easier to lose someone. Much less three darling children. I can't even begin to imagine what it must be like for their family right now. But they are in my thoughts and they are in my prayers. And I am reminded once again at how blessed I am to have my loved ones around me.


Gary said...

Trying to survive that kind of loss is incomprehensible to me. It reinforces the importance of taking the time to listen and be truly invested in the lives of those we love. Perhaps drawing on the strength of those 'investments' becomes the only way to save our own lives from becoming ruined when things like this happen.

Just a thought from someone who has never had to experience such a tragedy.

Bookfool said...

That's the kind of loss I have trouble even comprehending, although my husband's family had a huge loss like that. Hubby's uncle and uncle's entire family - wife and four kids - died in a plane crash. Since each of my husband's parents only had one sibling, my husband lost 4 out of his 6 cousins. I can't even imagine the pain my MIL and hubby's grandmother went through.