As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cherish Each Day

The past two days have been really sad in our small town. Yesterday morning a 14 year old girl died in a hit and run accident. It really made me so sad because I have a 14 year old son. It happened right in front of my Brother-in-laws house so I got more that I needed about the details. The girl had slept late and was running down the road to get to another bus stop when she was struck. Today they released who hit the was a school bus driver. He did not realize that he had hit her with the bus. She died instantly and was left there. The bus driver is not being charged at this time because all evidence shows that he did not see or know that he hit the girl.
This is the part that has me really thinking.... the parents of the girl have already stated that they forgive him and they do not want charges brought against him. Talk about forgiveness. It makes me stop and think if I would be that forgiving in something as horrible as losing a child.
God teaches us to forgive.... I hope that I would be as forgiving that quick. What a witness these parents have been.
Hug your babies and thank God for them every minute of every day. This has really made me cherish each minute more :)


Carrie said...

Oh wow :( How horrible...I don't know how I'd react if that happened to me. Such a sad story...but a good reminder to cherish each day and that we're not promised tomorrow...

Sherry said...

:( SO sorry to hear about this girl. Praying for the family. What a wonderful thing to hear of the forgiveness!