I know that saying ‘why do bad things always happen to good people’ is pretty useless… but I can’t stop myself from thinking it right now.
I have several friends going through some horrible stuff at the moment, but none more horrible than a scrapping friend, Deb who lost her husband in a farming accident last week.
This is just about my worst nightmare. Despite the fact that we don’t live on a ‘working farm’ the Baldy Boy loves his ‘farm gadgets’…. especially his tractor. I want to tell him that he had better sell the geriatric tractor as I will never let him drive it again, but I know that is not practical and I know it wouldn’t keep him safe for a hundred and one other ‘accidents’. I can’t wrap every person I love in cotton wool and keep them safe in a box at the back of my wardrobe… as much as tragedies like this make us want to.
Deb has always amazed me with her kindness and generosity. She has always given that little bit extra to make people’s day and I have been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of her kindness many a time. I know that all the love and support she has given out will come back to her ten fold now… but I still can’t stop myself for thinking it…
Why do bad things happen to such good people?
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Nic and Beren says
Oh thats really not fair is it. Wishing your friend lots of sympathy and hugs.
Digi Debz says
My prayers are with her. I lost my husband when I was 27 yo. I was devastated, but prayer helped me through.
Oh gosh sending all my love to Deb and family it really put things into perspective doesn’t it! ITA when it comes to wanting to wrap those we love in cotton wool but realistically it doesn’t have to be anything that we can prevent or see coming let alone have any fault of our own. Love, empathy and cyber support for what they are facing right now:(
Oh gosh that is so heartbreaking :( I really hope your friend is cocooned in love and support right now.
How awful :( Sympathy and hugs to your friend…
I still can’t stop thinking about her and the kids. She has a lot of support out there, and that was proven today.
She told me this morning that she can’t believe the support she is getting from everyone – I told her I could believe it.
Oh that is so sad :(.. it just isn’t fair is it?
Send some hugs from me to Deb and family too…
Oh I’m so sorry for Deb :( Sending lots of love to her and the kids.
Oh that’s so awful and sad. Much love to your friend..
Sending my condolences and am glad to hear she is feeling loved during this most difficult of times.
So sorry to hear about Deb’s husband’s accident.
Love and sympathy