Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly.
For some moments in life there are no words. ~David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
I find myself deep in the middle of some of those moments. A tragic accident claimed the life of the 18 year old daughter of a co worker this week, and her 20 year old boyfriend. A beautiful young woman I've watched grow up. She had a smile that lit up the room...and touched the lives of all that knew her. One tragic moment on a perfect Friday night changed the lives of so many. Two young children, in love with life, with so much to offer the world.....gone..by no fault of their own. Two special families, reeling with pain, huge gaping holes in their hearts...but still reaching out to all that knew these kids to offer comfort to others. These are moments that defy words. Moments when I need to hear the voices of our sons and daughters....just to tell them how great they are and how lucky we've been to be there for them, with them....how much we love them, before that chance is gone. These have been moments where I've only been able to sit in stunned silence and offer up prayers for peace and comfort for these families ...the mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters...that are aching, crying, hurting, grieving....over the loss of these two young children. There are no words. But I have to believe that like the caterpillar learned....there will be more.
(found this beautiful butterfly in Joe's garden today, dancing in the leftover zinnias....she seemed to agree on the MORE theory!)