Day 238: Feeling helpless

30 Nov

Recently, our community lost a young man in a most horrific way. He was killed while walking home from work and there is no reason to suspect that this was anything other than a random act of violence. While the police search for a reason for his murder, the greater community is left feeling scared and wondering why.

The pain of this loss is so real… perhaps because I am the mother of a child who is the same age as the young man who died, or maybe it’s because I am the mother of an eighteen year old young man who is fearless… or it might be because I share the same birthday as the decedent.

Our community has experienced an unthinkable tragedy and we are trying to do the best we can to understand this unfathomable event and come together. Though there is little that I can do to change the course of what has happened, I wanted to do something to help the mother of the man who was killed. And all that I could think to offer was a quiche… something that might offer her nourishment when she needed it. It seems like such a small gesture but what I want her to know most of all is that I am so very sorry for her loss.

7 Responses to “Day 238: Feeling helpless”

  1. Chris Cook November 30, 2011 at 10:17 PM #

    You know, Karen, I think you did a brave and noble thing. I’ll bet that the Mom really appreciated your beautiful gesture and that it’s part of her healing process. Thank you.

  2. Ginnie Deason December 1, 2011 at 11:15 AM #

    Karen, I knew you would do that and I am so grateful. My heart is with them as well.

    Ginnie Deason

  3. Zaimanhi December 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM #

    I read about this story. It must be scary to have something like this happen in a community who otherwise has a low level of crime. I hope my young cousin isn’t hardheaded even if he is fearless! Be safe xoxo

    • pieadaygiveaway December 1, 2011 at 3:13 PM #

      It is scary… we want to think that we are safe walking around town but for now we need to heed the warnings. Thanks for your concern… we love you.

  4. connie December 2, 2011 at 7:16 AM #

    I can not imagine what His family is going through. Rick worked with him and said he was an incredible person. Thank you for sending love their direction… Tragic!

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