So today is the first day of 2009 - so many mixed emotions for me. My life has changed drastically in the last few days - and it is changed forever. My son was in a severe car accident in the early morning hours of 12-28-08 - and yes alcohol was involved. My son will be ok physically, he is banged up and bruised - but he will live. One of his friends - a boy that I have known personally for 18 yrs now - was not so lucky - he passed away on 12-29-08 from extreme head injuries. My heart just aches, I am so devastated - EVERYONE is so devastated. The ripple effects of this accident are tremendous - and there are so many unanswered questions. I don't know who was driving and it really does not matter at this very moment - all of those boys made very poor decisions that night. I do know that the boy that died has a 4 yr old son that will never see his father again. I do know there are a lot of angry - hurt people in this small community - I do know that our lives will never be the same. There is so much more than what I am writing - I just don't know how to write it.
I want to thank everyone that has reached out to me, sent messages, and said prayers. You all have been a great comfort to me and I feel the love. I have not taken the time to talk to very many people or answer emails, etc. But I am reading them and I do appreciate them greatly. I have to end this message with a strong warning...DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE - and DON'T LET YOUR FRIENDS DRINK AND DRIVE!!