I have to be honest---I had no idea who Sarah Burke is until two weeks ago. Then I followed her story with interest, and a lot of sympathy and prayer. When I'd read about her in the NCCU or hear about the doctors or the tests---I'd just cringe! I really felt so sorry for her family. I remember being there and hearing the same things. I hope they will find a lot of comfort and peace through our Savior Jesus Christ. I know the story of my Dad ended differently, but a lot of what I read they were going through is what we went through with my Dad, and what hundreds of families are going through every day. It is amazingly painful! I like being on this end, living life basically normally from day to day. I really am so sorry for her family, and sorry her life was cut short by an accident. So tragic.
I remember a few days after he arrived in the NCCU, a friend from one of my old neighborhoods showed up because her brother in-law had sustained serious brain stem damage in a really minor bike accident. That good young man died in the NCCU a few days later and I just happened to be there with my Dad when he died. I watched that family as they walked with their heavy feet out the doors and to a new life without this man they all loved so much. It is hard.
So random thoughts here today. I have just been wanting to write something down about Sarah Burke, and my wishes for health and happiness for her family who must continue living without her. God bless them all!