Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Putting things in perspective

I was just getting ready to write about all the trivial aspects of my day when I got a call from my sister. Her husband's best friend was killed in a car accident this afternoon. He was stopped at a stop sign when a drunk driver made an illegal turn, ran over the median and broadsided his car. I watched a news clip of it and the hit car was totaled. Totaled. It didn't even look like a car. Of course that car that hit him looked basically fine. And the driver that hit him? Well, he's now recovering nicely in the hospital. The man who died had a wife and a son who had just turned one.

My brother-in-law had been best friends with this man his whole life, and they are both almost 40. My heart is just breaking. You hear about these stories on the news. All the time, actually. It just becomes another story. When it happens to someone you know, and you actually start to realize how so many people lives are devastated by the actions of one horrible person-- ugh. It makes me so sad and sick.

I'm not usually a praying woman, but tonight I'll be sending out as many prayers as I can to the man's wife and son. I hope you'll do the same.


  1. I don't know if it's because it's summer or what, but we've been touched by accidents left & right (3 separate aquaintances of ours killed in one week last week!) My husband's partner for a project they were working on was killed when hit while riding his motorcycle on the way home from work, from a drunk driver. He was 42 and had a wife and 6 yr old son still asleep when we were told the news. They do need our prayers- every little prayer does count.

  2. Wow, three people in one week? That is crazy. My friend and I have been constantly talking about how terrible this summer has been because of stuff like this.

    I will definitely keep sending out prayers.


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