Saturday, July 12, 2008

My heart is heavy

Last night, a 17 year old boy was killed in a senseless motorcycle wreck. He was hit by someone who had run from police in a checkpoint and then led them through town. He hit Josh's motorcycle from behind and killed him.

I didn't teach this young man, but he was in the first class of first graders when I was teaching, so I remember him well. He was a very sweet guy--very polite and always had a smile on his face.

Lots of gruesome rumors are circulating concerning details of the accident. I don't want to know, honestly. All I know is that a child who used to walk down the hall and speak to me.

Please remember the Darnell family and his friends as they deal with this great loss. Christi

7 comments:

Lane Boyz Mom said...

Things like this are so sad! Any death is sad, but a senseless death is even harder to deal with! I'm sorry for this loss...to you, and to his family!

Judy said...

Oh Christi - I am so sorry. That is horrible. Prayers for everyone involved.

Robin said...

I saw the article in the paper today. How senseless. So sorry for his family. Did he attend GC?

Liza's Eyeview said...

I did ... I said a prayer for the Darnell family. And I will continue to pray for them as I pray for my friends who are also mourning teh death of their only son:

http://johnsonsmauiohana.blogspot.com/

I also said a prayer for you...

Liza

Misty said...

this is so tragically senseless. Praying...

Bridgette said...

Oh, I am so sorry to see a young life cut short. My husband has been a teacher for 9 years and lost 2 students to tragedy. It's like they were members of our own family. My deepest sympathies....

Angela Williams Duea said...

What a tragedy. I will certainly pray for this family.