I spoke with my best friend yesterday and she was telling me about a budding new romance she was developing. She said he was the male version of me and that she couldn't wait for me to meet him. She told him about how much I love photography and told him to visit my myspace page and check out my photos. He "friend requested" me and I accepted. He commented on a couple of photos and I thanked him. Judging by his photos and profile, I could tell he was a very free spirit and a kind soul. I felt excited for her and could hear her light up just talking about him.
She asked me to visit her and to go out last night to meet him, but I told her I couldn't because today was Aidan's birthday....
Today I was given word that she had been in a horrible car accident last night.
There were three of them, they had been drinking.... The driver, a friend of hers, ran into a guard rail seriously injuring her and killing her new love interest.............................. he has two small children. (tears)
The driver was taken to jail and is charged with vehicular manslaughter.
Her back is broken in a few places and her arm, but so far the news is optimistic. She is badly banged up, but signs show that she will be able to walk. Relief at this news has flooded over me accompanied by sadness, shock and grief.
My friend has no idea that her friend is in jail, nor that her new sweetheart is now gone forever. They are waiting to tell her....she is in and out of conciousness and has no memory of the accident. They are going to tell her tomorrow. May God give her strength...
My heart is simply breaking for her right now. Words aren't enough. I can't imagine how she is going to feel when the truth is revealed. This is a nightmare come true. The thought of all of this has my mind reeling and makes me want to puke. I cannot sleep.
So many lives changed, so many destroyed in the blink of an eye. His myspace is still up, but he is no longer there. He's just.....gone. I can't wrap my head around the enormity of it. I feel so very sad for her and extremely concerned. I pray for his son and daughter and that my friend can cope with this tragic news.
Never drink and drive.
the more things change
2 years ago