Small steps in faith

Saturday, June 07, 2008


Last night Darrell and I went to a funeral viewing...for a 19 yr old boy. That's the same age as my son Zach. Corey was born June 26,1988 and he died in a tragic car accident this week in Miamisburg when his friend swerved to miss a car and they hit a Rumpke trash truck. They had just left Serra after making plans to start working there. They had just graduated from auto mechanic school at Sinclair. They had their whole future in front of them and in an instant it was gone. His dad has worked at Serra for years so we went for emotional support. It was hard to see so many kids that young grieving for their friend.
With all the pictures and videos it made me think of 1988..the year he and Zach were born. The video I put on here was one of the most popular songs that summer...I still love that song. That summer was the hottest I ever remember...maybe because I was 8 months pregnant and only had a window air conditioner in our first house, a 2 bedroom little cottage house with a screened front porch in Oakwood. I remember finding out I was having a son and thinking of names. I remember looking for little blue clothes and trucks and cars. I was working as a floor nurse full time 3-11 on a medical floor. I drove a white cavalier..hmmm we still have a white cavalier :^)
I had an 18 month old little girl who was into everything and loved to sing "Roll with it" by Steve Winwood.
I have good memories of 1988. I'm sure Corey's parents do as well and can hold on to those memories. I just wish they had their son to hold on to as I do.
The following saying is what they put in the little remembrance card:

To those I love and those who love me

When I am gone, release me, let me go
I have so many things to see and do
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears
Be thankful for our beautiful years.
I gave to you my love. You can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown.
But, now it's time to travel on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a time that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away , for life goes on
And if you need me call and I'll come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
and if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you soft and clear
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile, and say
"Welcome Home"


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