Monday, April 07, 2008
A bittersweet day ...
Today is Scott's Birthday. I sent him flowers to come home to, and sent flowers to his Mom. I'm making him one of his favorite dinners tonight. Pretty soon he'll open his gifts and read his cards (yes, the "kids" always give him a card, too ... ).
He called me at work earlier this afternoon. There was an accident this morning, where a man was killed after running off the freeway.
The man worked for Scott.
Everyone at his store is just devastated. He was a great guy, had worked there about seven years, leaves behind a six-year-old son. They had grief counselors at the store all day ... people were just sobbing.
We all hate hearing these kinds of things. We hate to think that this could ever touch us personally. I've been upset all afternoon, thinking of what a quick accident like this does to so many, many people. As much as I tried not to, I couldn't help but think of how an accident like this would tear me apart if it had been Scott.
I held him for a while when he got home tonight. It was a rough day.
I hope there's still some "Happy Birthday" left. I'll hold onto him closer tonight, whether he likes it or not.