So, I'm having a bad day; we all have them. Fact is, you can't get through life without them! My son got a phone call today. We were on our way to a July 4th cookout, swim party, celebration with family. I heard him say "oh, no. Oh my God" I was hoping it wasn't as bad as it sounded. It was. One of his best friends had been killed in a accident. He loved riding his bike. The news was he had been struck and killed while riding his bicycle. He was a drummer. He was full of life and love. He was 24 years old. He was such a handsome young man and my heart aches for my son and his friend's parents.
When we have sudden unexpected losses and hardships, its important to just take it one day at a time.....or one minute at a time, one hour at a time. Sometimes that's about all we can do! Our mind has a wonderful way of protecting us in times of shock. It only lets us absorb the crisis a little bit at a time. That's why things might seem very surreal for a period of time.
My son's heart has been broken; it is full of grief. We took the food to the party and came back home. We called out for pizza and just hung around the house. There will be no fireworks and celebrations in this house tonight. Our hearts are heavy. However, tonight I am so thankful that I have my son. I feel almost selfish in my gratitude.
Tonight our loss is heaven's gain. I know the angels are singing just a little bit sweeter.
R.I.P. David Whitney