Saturday, August 11, 2007

So Sad

I got a very sad call last night about one of my clients. He was killed in a tractor accident yesterday. He was only 11 years old. I have worked with this family for about 2 years now and he and his two siblings were just adopted about 6 weeks ago. Everything just got finalized and life was looking good for these kids. And then this happens.

I just feel sick for the family. When his mom called last night she was just hysterical and I could hardly understand what she was saying. But today she was a little calmer. Of course she is just devestated but there were lots of people from their church and the community at the house helping and supporting them. It's just heartbreaking. I don't know why bad things happen to such good people.

I know that God has a plan for all of us. I have to believe that. But sometimes in the darkest days it's hard to see the light. Last night his mom kept asking me why over and over. I didn't have an answer for her other than his work here is done. I reminded her of house excited this little guy was when I went to visit them about six months ago. He excitedly showed me his new bible that he had received the previous Sunday after he was baptized. I've never seen a child so excited about being baptized. I know he is playing in heaven today.



Lanie Magpie said...

I haven't figured out who you are talking about yet, and I'm not sure that I would even know who it was after you told me, as you have worked there so much longer than me, but I still choked up a little bit reading that. can't help feeling it, even when you don't know them. Too sad.

Comedy + said...

The family is in my thoughts and prayers. This is truely sad and I think you are right...He's playing in heaven tonight.