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How fragile is life?

September 19th, 2007

My husband is on a Land Rover site where owners talk about their cars and such. It is an international board that has members from every corner of the globe. One of the members lives in the U.K. Recently, his friend got on the board telling everyone that his friend had gotten into a horrible accident and that 4 of his 8 children had drowned.

Here is the story from BBC News 100 accident

This story hit me hard this morning. How incredibly horrible it would be to lose a child. Then to have that feeling multiplied by four. I can’t even wrap my mind/heart around that. Those poor parents.

My husband said that many have condemned the parents for having all of their children in one car. First of all, the Land Rover 110 can hold up to 10 people. It isn’t a small car. Secondly, how often do each of us take the entire family out in the same car? How ridiculous to condemn these poor people on something so frivilous.

My heart goes out to this family. What a horrible tragedy to have to endure. I thank the Lord each and every day for my own family. They may get on my nerves and drive me crazy. However, I love them with all my heart and want to keep them with me for a very long time.

One Response to “How fragile is life?”

  1. Cynthia Says:

    That’s SO SAD! I can’t imagine it either.. How horrible that they are being criticized for having their family altogether in the car. That being said, I did think once that perhaps we should split up when we fly and then I realized if something happens I’d rather have us all together!

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