Thursday, September 22, 2011

Why do bad things happen to good people?

I have asked myself this question so many times and it landed on my lips again today.

My sister has been a teacher for 5 years... and her first year teaching, she had an adorable little 4th grade boy with red hair and the sweetest personality.  I remember meeting him, and hearing stories about him from my sister who thought he was the cutest thing she'd ever seen.

This year, he's is in 9th grade.  She says he has turned into the sweetest teenager and has a great heart.  My sister had his sibling in her class and has remained close to their family.

They are the type of family we all strive to be.  Loving & dedicated parents, and overall great people.

Yesterday, after school, the 9th grader was hit by a car while riding his bike on his way home from school.  He was wearing his helmet.

He has sustained very serious & possibly life threatening injuries to his brain and broke several bones in his body.  My sister, my family, and the teachers and students who know him are deeply saddened.

I've cried a little today just thinking about how horrible this must be to go through.

I looked outside at the sunshine today and thought.... his mom and dad are looking at the same sunshine with such terror and grief in their heart.  I can't imagine what they are feeling.

I feel really sad.  I keep thinking of them and wish there was something I could do.  Why do bad things happen to such good people?

Please send your thoughts & prayers this direction...  it's surely a reminder of how fragile life is.  Appreciate your family & friends, because we just never know what life has in store for us.

All we can do now is hope & pray for the best for this family...

24 comments:

HockeyShape said...

heart breaking :( i will be praying for him and his family!

Cole said...

Praying for that sweet boy and his family!

Simone said...

Oh no, that is terrible, will be hoping and praying for some good news.

So sad for you & your sister :( X

Erika and Jason said...

Oh Tracy! My friend just told me about this as her kids go to that school too. How sad:-( Good thoughts are going their way.

Bobbi said...

That's so sad.
He and his family will be in my thoughts and prayers!

Adrienne Gomer said...

That is awful! I will definitely pray for that family and hope that the little boy recovers.

Michelle said...

How horrible! :( Sending prayers your way!

Brittany said...

So heartbreaking. Praying he is okay!

Jessica said...

oh my goodness. that is heartbreaking. Definitely sending up some prayers for that family and everyone who knew him! :( so crazy how in just an instant someone's whole world can turn upside down...

Kasey Lynne said...

That is sooo incredibly heartbreaking to hear that that happened to that sweet redheaded boy. Thoughts and prayers are with him and his family!! AND your sister!

Candace said...

Definitely in my prayers. How sad.

Raquel said...

Omg thats terrible! :( Sending all my love and prayers to him and his family

Allison said...

Oh that is so terrible. I'll be praying for him and his family. I hope he's able to make a full recovery

Christina said...

That's horrible :( I'll be praying for the family.

Marisa said...

That is so terrible :( I hope he makes a full and speedy recovery.

meghan said...

This is just horrible. I will say a little prayer as well.

Kimberly said...

I hope he is ok. Sending prayers his way.

Ashley @ Places To Go, Things To Buy said...

Oh my...how awful! I will keep thinking of him and his family!

Sarah Mina said...

I have asked myself the same question many, many times. Praying for this boy and his family.

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Jess said...

Praying for this little boy!

Michelle said...

SO SAD! Praying for him! xo

Kate said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. I feel so bad for this family. This situation is almost identical to one that my mom faced a couple years ago with a girl that had been in her class.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

That is so sad and heartbreaking. Hopefully, he'll be able to recover and the person that hit him will be punished.

Abbey said...

Sending prayers your way. As a teacher myself, I know how attached one can become to their students. I hope that all turns around for the best! Love the HOPE saying!!