Friday, September 11, 2009

So sad

A sad end to a good week. Our neighbor popped over this morning to ask if I'd been listening to the radio. A 7-year-old boy had been killed in an ATV accident. We don't know the family but have mutual friends. So upsetting. When you grow up in a rural community, kids have access to these big toys all the time ... my own kids included. I hope this throws a scare into my oldest. At eight, he thinks he can handle anything and doesn't recognize the danger he sometimes puts himself in.
My heart breaks for the family. I know that their friends and family will be there for them, but their lives will never, ever be the same again.


Heather said...

So sorry to hear about this family.Such a tragic loss :(ATV really are dangerous! Last year a young boy crashed one into the 3 mailboxes in my yard and was badly hurt. A guy I work with just last weekend broke his scapula when his flipped over and landed on him. NO WAY will I let my kids get on one. They are just way too dangerous!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

how heartbreaking!!