|Forum topic by F Dudak||posted 02-16-2010 12:47 AM||1120 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-16-2010 12:47 AM
A woman friend of mine at work lost her son last Tuesday to a relationship gone bad; he was 15 years young. He was a well liked young man and was an excellent athlete. We talked in passing on how well he was doing in baseball and that he may have a shot at the big leagues. She had taken him to camps out of state on a few occasions and was so proud of how well he was doing. She worked third shift so that she was able to be at all of her 2 boys functions as they were growing up. Seeing the memorial at the front of the church today and all of the shattered faces of his loved ones really hit me hard, and I can’t nor do I want to imagine what she has been feeling these days leading up to today. We should never have to bury our children.
This was a gut check for me. I am very involved with my children and their activities but I realized once again today that every day is a gift and we should treat it as such. Let your family know how much you love them! Do things with your children that you don’t necessarily want to do, because it may mean more to them than you could ever imagine. Even the little day to day things that you may feel are unimportant mean everything to a child. Situations like this remind us of just how fragile they really are. To any of you youngsters that frequent this site, remember that ending it all is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Reach out to your loved ones because they are there to pick you up in your time of need. It’s what families do.
I am counting my blessings and praying that my friend and her family will one day be at peace knowing that their family member has gone on to a better place. Please say a prayer for them in their time of need. Thanks for listening.
-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----