October 1st, Speechless...
I woke this morning to a text from my close friend. Earlier this week she was saying how her brother-in-law suffered a stroke and she was maybe going to go be with her sister, they live in another state. I checked in with her yesterday by text. Today her reply, he passed peacefully, and as a donor was able to help several others. I didn’t really know how to reply.
How fragile is life? One moment all is ‘normal’, but in an instant it is possible for it to all change.
Last weekend a similar message as I was with a couple whose teenage boy was going to court for killing a friend when they choose to be recklessly driving on a road that allowed you to ‘fly’ your car. A terrible youth accident that could happen to any of us with kids. That instant, their whole lives changed.
Both situations, I feel a bit speechless. There are no ‘right’ words in my opinion. I want and try to offer support, comfort but that feels so little.
Or think about the hurricane victims... there is nothing that can be said to make any difference.
Hmmm, no good words…day 77!
Thank you if you choose to join the journey. Let's hope it is more fun than tears!