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Friday, February 10, 2012

Time ... and the lack of it







Yesterday was another terrible day for me (since this is the third nephew I've lost in a car accident)... but it was nothing like the life changing day it was for my sister-in-law Eunice and my niece Debbie who lost a son and brother three years ago and now a grandson and son.

My great nephew, Kevin... who has lived across the road all of his life... who was born one month after my oldest granddaughter ... was killed in a car accident yesterday morning.

When you hear the number 17 you think of graduation from high school, or maybe that being a lucky number but I will think of beginnings cut short.

Yes, he was 17 and just a wonderful young man. The words that rush into my mind is loyal... a friend, gentle, generous with his time, money and material belongings, kind to everyone but with a special place for children, animal lover yet a hunter... I would tease him about that... joyful, loving and respectful.

He played football for the Wilson Warriors, number 64, and the word warrior paints his heart. If he loved you ... well you had a warrior to stand with you against anything.

For me ... I have to live without this person who thought I knew everything... told his friends... my Aunt Pat can fix this or my Aunt Pat will know... a perfect example that love is blind.

Our worlds will always be a little dimmer without your devilish grin.

As my granddaughter Jaselynn said today... He never forgot to say I love you or to hug you when he left.... he lived his life in the moment making sure everyone knew his heart... can you say you have.... I know I have not

The pictures have Kevin doing what he loved the most... football and with his dog Buster but I had to put the one of him and Collin riding Pride at my house. Kevin was the sweet baby in front. And of course the prom picture.

4 comments:

Marilyn said...

Oh my dear Lord, Pat. I cannot imagine having to go through this once, never-the-less, three times. I love my nieces and nephews as if they were my own so I can only imagine what you and your family must be going through at this time. I can never understand why special people are taken from us too soon other than they are too good for this earth. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, so is my heart and tears. I love you, Pat.

Marilyn said...

Oh my dear Lord, Pat. I cannot imagine having to go through this once, never-the-less, three times. I love my nieces and nephews as if they were my own so I can only imagine what you and your family must be going through at this time. I can never understand why special people are taken from us too soon other than they are too good for this earth. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family, so is my heart and tears. I love you, Pat.

Wanda Stricklin Robertson said...

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Sheila said...

My heart has been so heavy from this dreadful news, It seems too soon that we were traveling back from Jackson for Bubba. I can't imagine a day without Kevin, being forced to endure the pain, not once but three times. My prayers and tears are with you and all your family. Love you all!