Sunday, July 24, 2011

Too Young

Two days ago, I found out that a young woman was in an ATv accident - a serious one. She had to have surgery to alleviate some of the pressure from her head. She was, and still is, holding onto life by a thread. This young woman is only 21. While I have never had a chance to get to know her, her cousins and second cousins have been close friends - people I care deeply about. Her mother is the sister to the man who gave me a home and a job 10 years ago when things were tough for me and my family.

Besides her being part of a family I owe so much to, there is the fact that she is so young. It reminds me so much of my brothers. One was only 20, the other 24, when they left this world. The difference? They chose to end their lives. This young lady didn't. Because of a tragic accident, her life is in danger. But no matter if by choice or accident, 21 is much too young to be fighting for ones life.

I feel so helpless. I know how it feels to lose a sibling - a loved one. I know how it feels when that person is so young. And I pray this woman's family won't have to feel that pain - that loss - for many many years. While I am not overly religious, I do believe there is someone watching over us all - and right now all I can do is pray that He help Briana and her family. Don't take her yet. in 50...70... years... then you can have her. But for now? Please give her back to her family... give all of her back... fully functioning in mind, body and spirit. Please don't take another who is too young to leave this world... who has too much yet to offer this world.

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