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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Nightmare! Off Topic

For confidentiality purposes, I'm not going to disclose the names of the people I'm referring to in this post, but please be praying for them.

A couple who have been great customers of mine since I started at the bank (5 years ago), are living through tragedy that I cannot begin to imagine right now.

On July 19, 2007, their older son was driving home from the local pool/park and got into a bad car accident and his younger brother (8) who was riding along was killed on the spot. I remember the day their family members came in to open a Memorial account and the surreal feeling surrounding the tragedy. They said the older son had barely been home for a significant amount of time following the accident and had been hopping between friends house trying to avoid the reality of it all.

For a year or longer there was almost a blank gaze over the faces of the mom & dad who had lost their son. It was one of those, "what do you say, what do you do?" times.

Well, yesterday the same heart dropping moment happened again as the same family member entered the bank and informed us that the older son (19) was found not breathing Thursday (May 28). Nearly two years later, this family is having to relive their worst nightmare with the only son they had left. I cannot imagine, I cannot even try to imagine.

My heart breaks thinking about the anguish, grief, anger, confusion and various other emotions attacking this family right now. I don't have kids, but I know if I did I don't know how I'd go on living life when my world's be robbed from me.

I was listening to the Building 429 song this morning - Always, and part of me wants to give them that song, but I don't know if it will bring more healing or pain or a combination of the two.

I was standing in the pouring rain one dark November night
Fighting off the bitter cold when she caught my eye
Her face was taught and her eyes were filled, and to my surprise
She pulled out a photograph and my heart just stopped inside
She said, “He would’ve been three today
I miss his smile, I miss his face”
What was I supposed to say, but
CHORUS
I believe always, always
Our Savior never fails
Even when all hope is gone
God knows our pain and his promise remains
He will be with you always

3rd vs (I skipped 3 - the whole song is good though)

Friend, I don’t know where you are and I don’t know where you’ve been
Maybe you’re fighting for your life or just about to throw the towel in
But if you’re crying out for mercy, if there’s no hope left at all
If you’ve given everything you’ve got and you’re still about to fall
Well hold on, hold on, hold on, cause

CHORUS

I believe always, always
Our savior never fails
Even when all faith is gone
God knows our pain and his promise remains

Always, always, He will be with you always

3 comments:

Shauna said...

That is so sad, It really makes you put life into perspective. I can not even image, nor do I want to. I am praying.

Kristen said...

I love that song. There is no way I could imagine what they are feeling. I hope the son didn't do anything to end his life himself, as you didn't say, but I said a prayer for them right now and got chills up my body. I just pray that they have faith in God to make it through this very difficult time and pray that through these horrible tragedies they will see God's light shining through.

Magic Brush said...

Oh how horrible. I want to hug both my sons right now. I'm glad you will be able to see them and love on them. I hope they have a church family to love them through a tragedy as this. Bless their hearts.