Monday, October 22, 2007

In passing

Our family is still devastated by the loss of my wife's nephew. She was going through old photographs today, looking for some to send to his mother, and every time she saw a picture of him she would break down in tears again. He was a fine athlete, had a quick wit, loved animals, and touched the heart of everyone who knew him. He was on his way to work before dawn, and it was foggy. There is a lot of construction going on at the place he gets on the interstate, making it confusing in clear weather. In the fog, he got on the wrong ramp and was in front of the semi before he realized where he was.

This is the second time in recent years the family has dealt with the death of a young one. Not long ago another of my wife's sisters lost her young daughter to cancer. She was only eight. My sister-in-law went through a deep depression where she wouldn't even leave the house for months. Her depression has only lifted recently, and now we're all having to deal with it all again.

Thank you again for your support and understanding. Time now to get around the neighborhood again and start thinking of more pleasant things.