The Junk Drawer

Learning lessons from loss


We’re writing this post today with heavy hearts. A few days ago, the sister of a dear friend of ours from college was in a terrible car accident, which took the lives of her son, daughter and fiancé.

To lose a child is an unthinkable tragedy. To lose both of your children, plus the person whose shoulder you’d want to cry on most after it happened, is beyond comprehension.

Our friend’s sister has an incredibly difficult road ahead of her. She faces the need for multiple surgeries now, an inability to work during a lengthy physical recovery period soon, and emotional scars that will surely last a lifetime.

If you’re the type of person who prays, perhaps you’d like to pray for her now. If you’d like to offer her financial support, you can do that too at this website.

But even if you do nothing else, we ask that you let this story of loss remind you how precious the time you have with your own loved ones truly is.

So go give your kids an extra hug. Kiss your spouse like you did when you were first dating. Call your parents even though you don’t think you have the time. And tell every single one of these special people in your life just how much you love them.

We know we will.

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