Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A terrible loss...

My heart cries tonight for the Hizey family. As most people know, young Sebastian Hizey lost his life last Friday night at the monster truck show at the Tacoma Dome. The six year old was enjoying a fun family outing when a tragic accident took his life. Now the family has to learn how to move on without their boy.

I had the honor of meeting the father this morning. It was only a 20 second meeting, but it broke my heart. I shared my condolences, gave him a hug and told him our family is praying for their family. I walked away almost in tears.

I’ve taken my kids to the monster truck show. It was a fun family event and we expected to walk away with great memories. I cannot begin to understand or comprehend what the Hizey family is going through. The loss of any of my kids would be devastating.

The greatest lesson I will take from this is to hold my kids closer and spend just a little more time with them. Please keep the Hizey family in your prayers and if you feel moved, donate to the Sebastian Hizey memorial fund at any US Bank branch.

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