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Cruelty and Kindness

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Sleep…I wonder if I will ever sleep soundly again.  I awoke last night, less than two hours after crawling in beside John, freaked out, not sure why, and unable to return to the land of sand…  I finally drifted away, sweaty and spent, right about the time the alarm went off…

My exhaustion colored everything I touched today, leaving me indecisive and moody.  I have learned to push through and do what must be done, but I’m no bundle of joy to deal with or be around.  No doubt more than one person breathed a sigh of relief, both here and at the office, when I turned my sights away from them and on to something/someone else.  I have learned being overly tired sets me up for failure on many levels…

So of course, discovering another young man was lost in a car wreck during the wee hours of this morning caused me to break down; I sat weeping uncontrollably for this family I know nothing about.  The evening news reported he was speeding and lost control of his car.  A little while ago I stumbled across an online version of the story and dissolved again, crying tears of outrage this time, as I couldn’t believe the comments posted at the end of the article… 

It never occurred to me people could be so cruel, callous and unkind in the face of a tragedy.  The bottom line of the commentary was the young male driver deserved what happened to him because he was speeding and aggressive; Charlotte roads will be safer now that he’s gone, so good-bye and good riddance.  Basically their opinion was anyone who speeds deserves to die.  AS IF every driver hasn’t been guilty of this very thing at some point.  Maybe not to the same extent, but still, this young man’s error in judgment cost him everything; he paid the ultimate price.  Isn’t that enough for his family to deal with?  He lost his life.  What a horrific attitude to have; people are entitled to their opinions, but how can they be so heartless?  He mattered to someone out there…he was loved…

Maybe I’m just overwrought with fatigue and weariness, but to think his mom may find and read those words someday…  Thank goodness I never saw anything like this about Brian.  I hope and pray the people who so carelessly remarked about this young man will never have to endure such a loss…  And I thank God for those who surrounded us with only kindness and love…

Wishing you blessings and hope…tg  

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