So many times we encounter a question that we just can't find an answer too. As I lay in bed tonight, starting to dose off, I was stirred by my teenage daughter. She had came to inform me that one of her friends, a daughter to one of my friends and former coworker, had passed away in an automobile accident. My heart sank to depths I can't describe. H was one of the most talented and beautiful young ladies that I have ever met. She always had a smile on her face when I saw her. Her beauty showed from deep within. The loss of someone always brings about the question of why. I have always found this question to be the most difficult to answer. I think it is unanswerable. No matter what someone's response is the words are never enough, there isn't anything any human being can say that is going to make it all make sense. I typically am never at a loss for words but I can't seem to find any tonight. So I decided to get up and write, since it has been so long since I did so, and it always seems to help me when I am struggling. To my friend J, my heart aches for you and your family. Your loss is greater than anything a person should ever have to deal with. Know that you are not alone. You are surrounded by friends and family that love you, and your girls, and are going to be there to hold you up, to wrap their arms around you, and give you their shoulders to cry on. H, you will be missed by many but your memory will live on forever.
I hugged my daughter a little extra hard tonight and I am sure the next time she sets out on her own in one of our vehicles I will worry a little more than usual. If you are reading this, hug your kids tight, let them know you love them no matter what. Life is too short and you never know what tomorrow holds. Be safe my friends.