I grew up in a small little town in East Texas. YES SMALL, only five thousand people in the entire town. However, living in a small town, we became close as a community. Kids grew up together and despite the miles that have separated us over the years I feel like they are still my family.
I was saddened by hearing the news that a dear friend's father was in a fatal car accident on Sunday. He was on his way to meet some friends in the next town over. The road conditions were not ideal. He lost control of his car and hit three pine trees.
The impact of the crashed took his life instantly. The first responders to the scene happened to know the family. When the responder had to tell the wife about the loss, they were able to get some close family friends to come to ensure that she was emotionally stable with the tragic news. My friend was four hours away from her mother when she got the news and immediately came home to be with her mother. However, with the weather conditions it took her most of the day to get to her destination. She was absolutely devastated by the news. I am still completely crushed by the news. I wish I could run home and be there to help her and her mom. We grew up being friends all through school. We were so close our mothers both became the BEST of Friends.
I was an emotional wreak yesterday. I was sad, furious and in denial. I cannot imagine what my friend is going through...If I feel the way I do. How is she feeling?
I just have to celebrate his life on earth was remarkable. He married an amazing successful wife. They had a wonderful daughter, and he was loved by everyone. So in loving memory I pray for his soul to rest in peace. I also pray that the family will have the strength to get through these hard times. My heart goes out to my friend and her family. I am honored and blessed that I was able to know such a kind, caring man.
Sorry to be so vague, but they are a private family and want to respect the family but still express my feelings.