Friday, July 3, 2009

Unimaginable pain

We just heard some horrible, saddening, heart breaking news.

My mom worked for a ranch near here as their general manager. The family had three children and their middle son was the same age as our oldest boy so consequently they became fast friends. They played together, my son spent the night at their house, we taught him how to ride my sons motorcycle, basically the boys just had fun together. Of course my mom knows them all very well as she was at the ranch daily.

We found out on Wednesday that their middle son, Cole, was killed when he was drug by a horse. We don't know the details surrounding this yet. All I know is that my heart has just been breaking for this family. It is just unimaginable pain that I can't even begin to comprehend. I just think of him and look at my son who is the same age, into the same things, with two siblings. So many similarities and I just can't imagine it all.

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the family during this incredibly difficult time.

Hug your loved ones tighter today.

22 comments:

JenT said...

That is so sad. I can't imagine. Praying for the family and yours too.

chili pepper said...

Oh, Carin. How heartbreaking. I can't imagine their suffering. But I am grateful that our Father knows. praying that He will be holding them in HIs loving arms as they find Victory in such sorrow.

Allison said...

Oh, my gosh, that is horrible. I will pray for peace as your son comes to grips with losing a friend!

babyyahyah said...

oh my goodness that is so horrible. I will pray for that family right now.

Phoenix said...

How incredibly heartbreaking! I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers!! (((HUGS))))

Sneaky Momma said...

Praying prayers of peace for you all. :( I cannot even imagine.

MareBear said...

I still can not comprehend that Cole is gone. My heart aches for his entire family. I just received an email saying they were moving cows when his horse bolted. My prayers for peace for his family.

Laura said...

Oh, Carin. My heart is broken for your friends. I'm praying for them and for you. What a difficult thing. May the God of all Comfort make Himself known amidst this.

aspen said...

So sorry to hear this tragic news. My thoughts and prayers go out to this family and yours.

Anonymous said...

Ride 'em out easy Cole, ride a good trail. We know god has a path, by the rippling waters and high mountain lakes, that has your name on it. We'll never know why you were chosen to follow it so early but we trust the one who is with you now- we shall miss you-

Lineman

He And Me + 3 said...

Carin...I have chills. That is so terrbible and sad. Holy cow. i will pray for that family.

Kristin said...

You are right...that is unimaginable. Will be praying for this family (and yours)during this time.

Darcie said...

I cannot even imagine the pain of losing a child. My heart is aching right along with you, just with the thought of this family that I don't even know. Thankfully God is truly able to comfort in times of sorrow.

Alice said...

praying for cole's family and for yours...

Night Owl Mama said...

omgosh that is just horrible. My heart and prayers go out to the family and to your's HUGS

carrielt said...

How horrible.

Carin you will not believe what has been going on here in NW Kansas. You know it seems all I ever blog about is my friends being killed in car accidents. Well the past two weeks have been horrible. Luckily I only knew two of the boys in an accident but there have been so many. Yesterday a family north of town lost their 4 year old when the dad ran over him with a forklift. Unimaginable is right. I've been afraid to answer my phone because lately it's always bad news.

Anonymous said...

How heart breaking and sad this would be. How thankful we can be that the love of God can comfort the grieving soul.

The J's said...

I am so sorry! for his family, and for yours too! Hugs to your son for losing his friend!

Kim said...

My prayers are with you and Cole's family it is difficult to lose a child and suddenly would be that much worse. I pray that each of you can find comfort through Him in this tradgedy.

Larsen's in Wyoming said...

I can't believe all the tragedy lately. You're right, we need to appreciate those we have. I'll pray for the family and hope they'll find comfort.

ourtinydot said...

Reminders that life is fragile and short have been many lately. I'm so sorry, Carin, for your friend's family and for you all, especially your boys dealing with the loss of a buddy so young. I can't imagine the heartbreak...

Shasta said...

Oh my Carin! Things like this are so hard to understand. I'm so sorry for their family & for yours. I hope you're all doing ok.