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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

My heart breaks...

As you know the The Jetplanes were out of town this past weekend, and Mr. Jetplane was actually on vacation for about 2 weeks. He took leave and just returned to his stash job* (busy work job) at the training squadron on Monday.

He returned to some horrible news. One of the instructor's within the training squadron lost his wife in a car accident on Saturday evening. He is now a young widow with 2 small boys, his wife was 29 years old. They were going to pick up their children, luckily they were not in the car at the time of the crash.

The accident occurred on a road we drive frequently and reaffirms the main issue I have with P'cola. People here drive like freaking idiots. There are fatal accidents on small 2 lane roads here ALL the time. I've lived and driven in metropolitan areas and rural communities, and I have NEVER seen such unbelievable disregard for human life as I do down here on a daily basis driving. It is not a joke when I state that I am almost in what could be a 'serious' accident once a week.

The horrible accident was caused by a driver of a truck that insisted on passing them on a 2 lane highway and in fact ran them off the road. The driver attempted to get back on the road and over corrected and was hit by on coming traffic. The driver of the truck that ran them off the road.... left the scene.

What kind of deprived jerk off are you? I hope the pain that you caused this young family lives with you for the rest of your life.

Please keep this young family in your thoughts today. Mr. Jetplane said that this man is truly one of the nicest and most genuine people he's ever met and it breaks my heart that he has to go through this.

It reminds you that life is a precious gift. That's why I remind Mr. Jetplane everyday we leave each other for work, that no matter if I'm sleeping wake me up, give me a kiss, and let me tell you how much I love you. Just in case, its our last opportunity to do that.

*Stash Job - this is a job he has been given since he's finished with his training, but due to his knee he can't be intense flight school. Which is the reason we haven't moved to NC yet.

24 comments:

Bridge said...

In my prayers!!!!

Kaitlin said...

truly tragic. saying strong prayers.

Gwen said...

Definitely praying.

jlc said...

Oh my gosh I'm practically in tears right now for that poor family and I don't even know them ... Many prayers for those 2 little boys and that strong father.

Lucky in Love said...

That is so awful! I can't even imagine losing my spouse so young. And with kids...oh my.

They are definitely in my prayers.

I do the same thing with my husband about kissing goodbye. One weekend he just walked out to go to the store without saying goodbye...so I ran outside and gave him the evil eye until he pulled the car back and gave me a kiss. He will never do that again!

The Northerner said...

How terrible! Hopefully people in your town will rally around the family to help them during this difficult time. And that truck driver will get his karma.

h-bomb said...

that is so horrible. I'm saying an extra prayer. I had victims of a hit and run the other week, who the heck just hits a mom and kid and drives off? people really disgust me.

hotpants™ said...

People can't drive here either. I was almost hit yesterday when a guy ran a red light. I was lucky.

I can't imagine losing my spouse at such a long age.

Sarah said...

this is such a horrible tradgedy. I will keep them in my prayers.

My husband and I haev the same agreement
1. never leave the house without a kiss and "I love you"
2. never go to bed angry

Blue-Eyed Bride said...

this is so sad. i'll definitely be praying for them.

J.L.S. said...

THis seriously almost made me cry. That is such a heart breaking story! They are definitely in my prayers.

BeeHappy said...

Praying for this family!

Marge said...

Absolutely heartbreaking. I will be praying for the father and those two little boys. People that leave the scene really should be punished more strongly when caught.

Brown Eyed Girl said...

Oh I'm so sorry! That would just make me sick. Sending prayers your way.

Chic Runner said...

Thinking of you and the family. Thanks for the reminder that life is fleeting and moments are short and we should cherish them.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

That's awful! Thank goodness their 2 sons weren't in the car as well!

a H.I.T. said...

How heartbreaking! I will definitely keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

martha - ca knitter said...

This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with the family especially the little boys.

Laura Sue said...

definately heartbreaking. what is he going to do?! i'll be praying for them!


i'm glad mr. didnt totally lose his job because of his knee! does that mean you wont be moving until his knee is 100% better?


i still dont know how you handle it. my guy is going into the military soon and i'm that strong! idk how i'm gonna do it

*~! megs !~* said...

This is so heartbreaking... This young family is in my prayers

Miss E said...

How awful. She was so young...and to leave behind two little kids....so sad. You are all in my prayers during this tough time.

Allison aka HaselBride said...

That is awful! I'll be thinking of them.

Lulu said...

This just makes me sick to my stomach... I think about this every morning when I wake up, and say a big prayer about how thankful I am to have the Mr. for another day. You will all be in my thoughts with the funeral today...
xoxo,
Lulu

Hannah Noel said...

Now my heart is breaking too. that's such a sad sad story :(

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