Last week, our community lost 4 young lives in a tragic car crash. One of those beautiful teens was my friend’s daughter, Kelly. There are just no words. We’ve pulled together, we’ve arranged, we’ve coordinated, and we’ve been there for my friend. Our community, schools, and kids are grief stricken. It has been such a tough week here – in fact, one of the toughtest….
Here is a photo of our beautiful children – at the Celebration of Life for their friend- happy to see each other again, but wishing the occasion was different.
I wish I had answers. I wish I had words of comfort. I wish there was something, anything, I could do to make the pain and sorrow less. I hope I never, ever have to help another close friend make funeral arrangements for their child. The outpouring of love and support from the community has been overwhelming. Kelly’s school, Sarasota Military Academy, handled two funerals this week with a dignity, grace, and class that is beyond words.
Life is so precious, valuable, and fragile. We are blessed in our community, we are blessed in our friends. Treasure it all….