Saturday, January 28, 2006

Real life tragedy

This is too much to bear, just as the CNN headline says...

This story appeared on the "front page" of CNN the other day (Thursday here):

Fiery crash kills 7 young relatives
Seven children, including an infant, died Wednesday when a tractor-trailer rear-ended their car near Gainesville, Florida, slamming it into the rear of a school bus that had stopped to let children off. More...

And this was on the "front page" earlier tonight (Friday here):

Hoping to adopt, mom instead has to bury toddler
Barbara and Terry Mann were supposed to complete their adoption of a 20-month-old boy on Thursday. Instead, they were planning funerals for him and their other four children -- all killed in a fiery car wreck. More...

Ang masama pa niyan, the father of Barbara Mann died of a heart attack after learning of the tragic news.

"It's hard to fathom what it's like to lose five children, two nieces and a father in one shot. It seems like a burden too big to bear," said Scott Fisher, a family spokesman and pastor at the Lake Butler Church of Christ.

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Life's a bitch and then you die.

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Let's just pray for the souls lost to this tragic accident, and for their families and friend, that they would make it through these very trying times.

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