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Too close to home

Ouch. This has been a tough morning.

As I drove out to Route 93 this morning, my cell phone rang, alerting me of a roll over accident. I turned on a traffic report and learned that the highway was shut down as a med-flight helicopter was being brought in. I turned around and came to work on my “backup” route. When I arrived, I learned that the lone occupant of the vehicle died as a result of the single car accident.

I also learned of a fire in nearby Woburn last night that claimed the life of a 21 year old woman. Neighbors tried unsuccessfully to rescue the screaming woman.

Its two days before Thanksgiving. Losing a loved one at anytime is difficult but I know from experience that it is even more difficult to lose someone just before a holiday, as everyone around you is rejoicing as they should be doing and all you can do is cry.

So during your celebrations this year, please take a moment and be extra thankful for what and who you have in your lives. Maybe say an extra prayer for the families that lost their loved ones this morning and for those who tried to come to their rescue but were unsuccessful, for reasons outside of their control.

At that, I wish you all a very happy – and safe – Thanksgiving holiday!

Published in:Uncategorized |on November 20th, 2007 |1 Comment »

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One Response to “Too close to home”

  1. daisy Says:

    It’s nice to be brought back to reality and see that things affecting our lives are really insignificant compared to what others may be suffering. Thanks for the perspective.

    I hope you have a happy and safe holiday as well.