The fragility of life.

Today I’m having a hard time summoning a topic for a blog post… reason being… I just returned from the wake of a friend’s 12-year old son…

After spending the day playing in a football scrimmage, he went swimming and fishing with his best friend and his friend’s dad.  On their way to take him home, rylandthey were in a horrific car accident that instantly claimed all three of their lives.

My heart is absolutely breaking for my friend, Pam.  Life is so fragile and to lose a child must be unbearable.  I can’t even imagine how she is managing to breathe at this point.

Today I ask that everyone make time to hug your children closer, embrace your spouse, and say I love you to all of them.  And just take time to recognize the things that matter most… the amazing people in your life.

And if you would, say a prayer for the soul of little Ryland Reel.  May he rest in peace.

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8 thoughts on “The fragility of life.

  1. The Fragility of Life…a very touching blog post. I think it has to be every parent’s nightmare to lose a child. Mine are grown and it is still something I think about. Thank you for reminding us all to appreciate the special people in our lives everyday.

  2. Sorry to hear this tragic news. Thoughts and prayers sent.

    May he rest in peace – though this is so difficult to say when it concerns a person so young.


  3. Doreen,

    We are very sorry to hear about your friend’s son, and the two others who perished. There are really no words that can be said to help. We hope everyone affected will eventually regain the peace in their lives.

  4. I am so sorry. I just cried and hugged and kissed my husband and 2 year old son. Life is fragile. My heart goes out to Pam and the other family.

  5. Marti, David & PureMothers – thank you for your comments and thoughts. All we can do is hope that Ryland’s family, as well as Luke & Keith’s family, eventually do regain peace and cope with this tragedy as best they can. And we can all remember to love & cherish our loved ones each & every day!

  6. Doreen,
    I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend’s son. That is tragic. My heart goes out to Pam, her family and her very thoughtful friends like you too.

  7. OneGreenMommy & Lisa – thank you… and just remember to hug your loved ones close and tighter than you ever have before…

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