Sunday, January 18, 2009

In a blink

Somehow the original post got eaten by Blogspot, so here's my second attempt.


I know there's been more than enough depressing news on this blog lately; between local abuse cases, the flooding, and our friends' house fire...


But last night Mr. Daddy and I were watching the late news and they aired a story about a 6-year old boy who was severely injured by an engine part coming loose during a local monster truck show.


Phyllis Dwyer fights back tears while comforting her children Gabriel, 7, Morgan, 9, and Marissa, 10, the siblings of Sebastian Hizey, on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 at their home in Puyallup, Wash. Debris flew into the grandstands at a monster truck show in Washington state, killing the 6-year-old boy Hizey and injuring another spectator, witnesses and city officials said Saturday. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Drew Perine)
(http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-national/20090119/Monster.Truck.Death/)



I sat there unashamed by my tears as we heard about the poor mother cradling her badly bleeding little boy. About how other audience members threw cups onto the field to attract medical attention. About another man who was also hit and how people left when they realized the show "was just going on".

I turned to see Mr. Daddy intently watching the news, his face serious.

When he finally turned to speak, he said that his son had called the day before and wanted to take Cutie Left and Itty Bit to that exact show.

My next breath didn't come easy.

I was still heartbroken for this family who had just lost their little boy. And I realized again just how fragile life is.

Go hug your kids. Pray over them. And take a few minutes to watch them sleep.

We are not promised tomorrow.

2 comments:

He And Me + 3 said...

Rach,
I was able to read the other post...or did my comment get lost in blogger space too.
It is very sad, and tomorrow is a gift for sure.

Stacy said...

Seriously?? They just kept going on with the show after a little boy DIED?? Sometimes I wonder if humanity is doomed. Life is a sacred special thing and it seems so many people don't believe life has value anymore. I feel so sorry for these poor parents. My heart breaks for their loss.

I'm very glad to hear that Itty Bit and Cutie Left didn't go to the show. Scary!