Sunday, April 10, 2011

~grace is a gift~

me and ellie




i'm back~  
when i'm away for too long, i start to ramble.
a week ago a beautiful father and son were riding their bikes on river road and were hit by a drunk driver at 9:30 in the morning.
the dad, (ronald doolittle) died at the scene and the son,
 (trey doolittle)was in critical condition and died the next day. i didn't know them personally.  i had only seen them around the beach....they were surfers too.  my niece and other teenagers in my life knew trey.  he was 17 years old and a senior in high school.  it's amazing what an impact this has had on our community and how someone you don't even know can be so heavy on your heart.  of course, being a mom, my heart goes out to his mom and i can't stop thinking about what she must be going through. when things like this happen it touches so many people in so many different ways, but the one thing i think it does to everyone is to remind us of how blessed we are.....to be grateful for each moment...and that we never know when our time will come. 
yesterday there was a paddle out for the two of them.  it was a beautiful way to honor and remember them. 

just before paddling out and getting in a circle, the surfers put on their leashes and
grabbed a flower to toss in the ocean.  they all paddled out, said a few words and then rode some waves in honor of two people that will never be forgotten.

grace is a gift....

bye for now 








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