When I saw the news last week right before Thanksgiving that six children were killed and many other seriously injured in a bus crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, I immediately thought back to the mother I met a number of years ago who lost her daughter in a similar accident.
I’m struck by the pain that such an accident causes. Here one minute, gone the next. Life and death are always like that. We’re guaranteed nothing, forget about the next breath or even the next day. However, death seems all-the-more unpredictable and cruel when it comes to children. You want to raise your fist and cry out: “Pick on someone your own size.”
If only life worked that way.
In any event, here’ s the blog I wrote on the mother earlier this year:
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