"Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love."
Mother Teresa

Sunday, March 22, 2015


My family is sad today.  My community is shocked.
  My son-in-law's best friend was murdered yesterday.  He was stabbed in the chest by his wife during a domestic dispute.  I have no details at this point.  I don't know the wife's side of the story.  When I hear news like this I always wonder WHY?  How could this have been prevented?  A young man in the prime of his life, by all accounts one of the nicest guys you will ever meet, tragically gone.

And I think about choices....life really boils down to choices.  So many choices we make every day, even seemingly insignificant choices, can impact our lives forever.  It is important to make good choices.  
I wonder if different choices could have been made in the lives of these 2 young people with so much ahead of them.  Choices that could have prevented this tragic end.  It is a tragedy for the wife and her family as well.  She is in custody, charged with murder.  Her life is forever changed too.

Hold your loved ones close, take nothing for granted, life can change in an instant.

Praying for a kinder, gentler, world today


  1. What a horrible story. There must have been warning signs that something wasn't right but so often we choose to ignore them. I can imagine that you are shocked and sad ! x

    1. You are right and there were signs of trouble, but no one imagined this. Thank you for my very first comment!

  2. What a sad and horrific thing to happen. I don't understand the pure evil that seems so prevalent in the world right now. I just keep on trying to do the little I can to try to make it better. Praying for your son and both families involved.

    1. Thank you for your prayers Betsy. It is hard to understand how humans can be so evil and cruel to other humans. I know in my heart that the good people still out number the bad.

  3. What a terrible loss for everyone, not only this young man's life but also the potential of this young woman. Both families must be grieving, so sad.

    1. Thank you Meredith, you are right. It is tragic for everyone.