TheLifeandTimesofaMom

Life and Times of a Mommy(:

Tragedy

I can’t even describe what’s going through my mind right now… On Tuesday my dad called and asked what the last name of a friend of mine was. I told him I didn’t know what name she would go by, as her husband and her were no longer together, so I gave him both names. He said that someone with the same name as her was in a car wreck over Memorial Day weekend.

I got off the phone and scoured Facebook. Neither her, her parents nor her brother had been on Facebook recently enough for me to think they would see a message from me, but I sent on to her anyway. I then Googeled every news station between my town and the Missouri state line.  I found multiple articles on the wreck but nothing concrete enough for me to know it was her. I went back to Facebook and compared names and ages. There was a baby in the car with her that didn’t make it. Later articles stated that there was another baby, who was 6 months old, in the car and was taken to the hospital. Today, I found an article, compared names and ages, and it is, indeed my friend.

Her, her boyfriends infant daughter, and her 6 month old daughter were in the car when my friend lost control. The car hit a sign, slid down an embankment, struck some trees, and landed on it’s side. My friend and her 6 month old were taken to a hospital for treatment, but her boyfriends daughter didn’t make it.

I can’t even describe the pain I feel. Her and I have been best friends since preschool. We went to school from then all the way through high school together. Despite some mishaps, we both graduated on time and together. I saw her in the hospital when she gave birth to her baby boy. I was a bridesmaid at her wedding. I helped her in her dress, helped her with her hair, helped her pee, fixed her dress at the alter, and gave the toast at the reception. Unfortunately, I haven’t met her daughter. I didn’t even know her and her husband had split up and that she had a boyfriend.

Life moves so fast sometimes, that you lose track of the people who have been there forever. You forget who has really supported you and stood by you through everything. You lose touch with the people who should be the first to know things. And that’s what happened between her and I. She has been my friend through ups, downs, high school, drama, boyfriends, ex-boyfriends, divorces, and pregnancy. Remember those people who have been there through all that and more, keep them close. You never know when something like this can happen.

I apologize for such an sad post today. We will finish the 30 days tomorrow. I do not have any solid information form her or her family. After finding out about the wreck, I messaged her on Facebook, called both numbers I had for her, stopped by her house, and called the hospital she was at. I’m not pushing this issue, as her boyfriend doesn’t know me and if it is her, I’m sure he wont’ want a stranger up in their business at this point in time. Hopefully, I will have some information soon. 

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Boston Marathon

I’m not sure if everyone has heard. There was a bombing in Boston at the Boston Marathon and another device was found at the JFK library. (I’m sure that there has been/will be a thousand posts on this but just wanted to put my thoughts out there.)

I don’t understand what goes through people’s minds to do something like this. I know there are some horrible people out there but geez. This is just crazy. There are injuries and a few deaths. There are many thoughts about who did this, where the bombs were placed, etc. I’m sure of it. I’ve seen pictures of possible mailboxes that the bombs were put in. I’ve seen a few pictures floating around with a shadowed figure (not sure if it’s a man or woman) standing on a roof right next to where the bombs happened. I’m personally not posting any pictures because some of them are gory, and I’m sure everyone knows how to use Google or Bing or your search engine of choice.

There are 16 people from my area running in the marathon. As far as I’ve heard 14 of the 16 have been in contact with a local news station. They are all safe. The news station is waiting for 2 more families of the runners to get in contact with them.

My prayers go out to not only the local families but everyone who was there, injured, and the families of the people who were killed.

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