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Sad Sad Sad

(Wednesday 29 March 2017) by Rick Clot
It is with a very heavy heart that I log this post today. I can't remember the last time I was feeling so sad. Last Saturday I gave a young man, Brad, a ride to the airport. He and his wife Krista and their 6 year old son Hunter were in town on spring break visiting with her parents. Brad had to get home to his job but Krista and Hunter were staying another week. On the ride to the airport Brad told me that Hunter had terminal brain cancer and that the doctors were not very optimistic about his recovery. Brad said they are giving him two years at the most. I was absolutely shell shocked. It was like someone had just stabbed me in the heart. This was the cutest little boy, so full of life with his whole life ahead of him. He didn't want to let go of his dad as we were leaving for the airport. I dropped Brad off at the terminal and cried all the way home. When I got home I found a stuffed polar bear that I brought over to their house to give to the little guy. Here it is four days later and I still can't get this kid out of my head. Why does the Lord see fit to take a 6 year old but more importantly, why does he punish this poor kid with such an awful disease? I'll never understand.

Until Next Time,
Sad days in Surprise,


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