Monday, July 10, 2006

An untimely death

We were shocked to get the call yesterday afternoon.

A good friend's son was found dead in his car of an apparent heart attack.

He was only 27.

He had just started to get his life back on track after a very difficult period and had begun a steady job.

He was her only child.

My son is 34.
My dad died suddenly of a heart attack at age 57.
He died shaking my hand after my 25th birthday party.

I lost my wife 3 years ago to leukemia.

My wife lost her husband 7 years ago to a heart attack.

The death of a loved one almost too much to bear;
especially an untimely death.

But bear it we must.

1 comment:

Genevieve said...

That's awful. I am truly sorry to hear it. It must be unbearably sad for your friend and all who knew him, and such a shock.

Knowing the terrible sorrow we all went through when my brother's oldest son was killed (his car was hit head-on by a reckless driver) I have much empathy for you. I will remember you all in prayer!