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My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 204 of Doing the New: Life is too short, spend sometime with your

Sunday, February 23, 2020

"I will find joy in the journey that God has set before me." ~Unknown

On the way to school Friday morning to workout in the weight room for wrestling, 2 boys-one a 9th grader and one a 11th grader hit a patch of black ice and died rocking the small town my brother and family live in. Last summer a 12th grade girl was in a car accident in the same town. She didn't loss her life but it has been a long recovery back. I didn't know those 3 kids so please don't tell me "I am sorry for your lose."

When I was in High School, it seem like every year some kid died. But none of them from car accidents. I attended 2 colleges and in both colleges I loss friends to car accidents.

My son has been blessed that this area has not felt the pain of losing a student around his age.

The schools handle death of students differently then they did when I was in school.

Even though I don't know the boys, it's a reminder when I open face book and see the post, how short life is. When I saw the quote above, it just fit what I've been feeling this weekend. Life is short. We need to find joy in the journey God has given us.

My son and I have talked this weekend a lot about the how my Dad's sister and my Dad's nephew really lack joy and how we both have in the pasted enjoyed talking to them. Now we both find it hard to talk to either one. Maybe we have changed or maybe they have but life is way to short not to find joy in the journey.

I heard about the accident Friday evening just before my son come home. I was grateful it was not my nephew-10th grade, that was in the accident. Then I was grateful to see my son walked through those doors. He drives by my brother's house to come home.

My new for day 204 is that my son and I spend the whole weekend talking. I never did that with my parent's so that was new for me.

What I love about myself is how I am not my parent's. I can spend a whole weekend talking to my son!

Onward to day 205
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