Tuesday, August 11, 2009

dark corners

11 months ago things were all going pretty well. We had signed the contracts on our new house, our baby was growing well, our Minnie was a bubbly 2 1/2 year old, entertaining us with her antics. You never know what is just around the corner, do you? You don't know what is there, waiting to show itself.

There are always these things, just around the corner, dark things waiting to crawl out and consume you whole. Last week the most evil of dark things crept out in a place close to my heart. In my little country home town an old school friend was found murdered. His family have been our family friends since before we were all born and our sisters are still good friends. He was a well loved man, quiet, devoted father, and a wonderful son. At this stage their are no answers for his family about why this happened. When I first heard the news, I didn't know he had been murdered - I just knew he had died. I was deeply sad that someone my age, someone with a little girl, had died.

Then I thought about his mother. His sweet mother who nursed him as a baby, loved and cherished him, was now with out him in such a brutal, terrifying way. Her life will never be the same.

Those things lurking in dark corners are never far away...

8 comments:

Hope's Mama said...

This is awful, Rach. I'm so sorry. Not knowing what is around the corner is enough to make me want to stay in with the covers pulled over me each day.

angie said...

Oh, Rach, I am just so sorry. A father. A son. It is a cruel world that such a thing happens anywhere. Sending you, your family and his family much love as this navigate this treacherous terrain.

Alisha said...

So senseless and cruel. I am always so saddened to read about such things. I hate dark corners.

Monique said...

I'm so sorry, Rach. That's awful. Sending so much love. xoxo

Paige said...

Rach, that is so terrible. I'm so sorry.

"Those things lurking in dark corners are never far away..."

This is why I want to stay with Sally under the covers, it's too overwhelming to think of how much is lurking. xo

Barbara said...

How awful Rach. So sorry to hear this dark news. So sorry another family has to deal with terrible pain.

Dark corners. I think this is why we have to grab the happy when we can. Who knows what's round the next corner.

Love to you Rach.

xxx

ezra'smommy said...

So very sorry to hear about your friend. And yes, as David wrote about recently, if someone had told us how many bad things we had lurking around the corner for us at this time last year, we never would have believed them.

Akul's mama said...

It is really disturbing to know that someone you know died such a violent death. When I count my blessings I am always calmed by teh thought that my baby went away in my arms. I am really sorry for the loss of your precious child and your wonderful friend. I wish things like this did not happen in this world. I wish there were no dark unhappy things lurking in teh corner for anyone.