my heart is broken tonight for my high school friend, ali, and her husband, tommy--they lost their 5 year old boy in a car accident today. tommy's parents were driving on k-10 when a car went across the median and hit them head on (both vehicles were going 70mph and there were no skid marks so it was a very bad crash). their little girl was not breathing but firefighters rescitated her and she is in the lawrence hospital in critical care. here is a link to the story: http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/apr/16/multiple-helicopters-being-dispatched-accident-k-1/
i know ali loved her little boy sooo much and i sit here crying thinking about how she must be feeling. if i had to look at parker's lifeless body at his funeral knowing he would never breath again, laugh again, smile, hug me, etc. i don't know if i could do it. it is just so sad. a few weeks ago ali and were talking about how her son was starting football this year and how she had been waiting 5 years for this day (we both love sports and are so excited to watch our kids play them) and now she will never get to watch him.
here is a picture of her sweet little boy. she has a lot of photos of him and i am sure she is thankful for every single one right now.