On Thursday Craig and I are going to a "celebration of life" memorial for a 17 year old boy, Colin, who died yesterday. He was the son of my work friend and it's been a SHIT day at work today as we all cried and none of us slept last night. How do you cope after losing a child? How on earth are our friends dealing with it? How can we help? We can't of course. There's no helping at the loss of a child.
Colin was a great soccer player (he played in the state championships), a fantastic student and had lots of friends. He was 17 & just graduated high school. It would have been his 18th birthday today. Yesterday he went with his dog and 2 friends to a quarry near his house, fell 90 ft and died. If you want to know him, here's his website:
Colin's Photography Page
Today I've been really depressed and cried a lot, which is not like me. Even though I know his dad very well I didn't know Colin, but I can't shake this sadness, this deep sorrow that he's gone. I can't stop thinking of his parents, Pablo & Celeste, and how they feel. Jesus, how they must feel.