My nerves are raw this morning and I just can’t seem to settle them.
A young lady at our church was involved in a severe car accident yesterday afternoon. She was on one of the many two lane roads in our area when her tires slipped off the right side of the road. Being a young driver she over-corrected and her car crossed lanes and slid sideways into the path of an oncoming Dodge Truck. She suffered many injuries but the worse was the head-trauma.
I received a call just after dinner and went to the hospital shortly thereafter to pray and visit with the family. Even though the prognosis wasn’t good I felt in my soul that things would be OK.
Neither my wife or I could sleep well last night. She confided in me this morning that every time she awoke she would pray for this girl. Little did she know I was doing the same thing.
Unfortunately, this young lady passed away about 8:00 this morning. I went back to the hospital to console the family. The Dad, at least on the surface, appears to be doing OK. The Mom, as you would expect, not so good.
Having kids just a couple of years older, makes this all the more painful and real to me. If I had to walk this out in my own life, I could do it but it would be O’ so excruciatingly agonizing. As individuals and as a church we’ll help the family get though this... and they will. It’s just that my heart hurts so bad for them right now.
Today, in particular, I wish I could rewrite the rule book:
Rule 1: Parents do not bury their children!