Its just a sad & unbelievable night. A 19 year old friend passed away this evening from a car accident. I've known this young man for a few years now & have seen him grow up. He is the same age as our Lindsay & graduated the same time & even went to the same college as her. Ricky even made a comment a few weeks ago that they would be a cute couple together. And then an accident happens.
You say things that don't seem real at times. Like a sentence saying a young life has been taken - it just doesnt seem real - no matter how many times you say it. Every time I would see this guy, he always ran up to hug me - EVERY TIME! He was friendly, polite - had such a good heart in him. He even made Ricky feel comfortable around him - which says a whole lot about him. He was standing in our kitchen just a few weeks ago - he held my grandson when Isaac was in town - he was going to pick me up a cantaloupe from his work for me - we just saw him this past Sunday! Wow - how fragile life is & how we take it for granted.
My heart just breaks for his family - especially his mother & his sister. I can't even imagine the grief they are going through this evening.
I know this young man knew the Lord though - & as a Christian, there is so much comfort in that alone!
Ricky & I have been talking tonight about how you dont even realize the last time you see someone - or talk to someone - that could be it - the last time you'll ever get to say anything. What a harsh reminder. But it makes me want to call everyone I care about & tell them just one more time that I love them. Maybe we should all do that today!