Wednesday, June 14, 2006

the thing about accidents

The thing about accidents is that they happen without warning. It's part of their nature to come unannounced. Like a punch in the gut, we're left stunned and gasping, with questions that have no answers.

Early yesterday morning, my cousin Kenny was killed in a car accident. He was 59. They say that he drifted off into another lane and, when he saw a truck coming his way, overcorrected. His car went off the road and he died instantly.

The weight of it all is only starting to settle in.

He'd only just recently, in the last decade, found his true love. He and she were embarking a second life, complete with new children and grandchildren. He lived, breathed, and loved horses. And they said that he had such a way with them. He could tame the wildest. I'll remember always his wink when he talked about his horses. I think he was closer to them than any two-legged being.

18 comments:

maggiegracecreates said...

i will be remembering your family at this difficult time. my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jenny Rebecca said...

Oh how awful, I'm so sorry. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Little Melfred's Studio said...

I'm sorry seems so inadequate-but I am and will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Funky Finds said...

I am so so sorry for your family's loss. What a horrible ordeal. My thoughts are with you. (You look fantastic in your photo.)

Mrs. Staggs said...

My heartfelt sympathy is there with you Amy. Wishing you and your family peace and love.

Alicia P. said...

Oh Amy. I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm thinking about you, and here if you want to talk.
Love, a

amy rue said...

Dear Amy,
I am so sorry for your loss.
Please know that you and yours are in my thoughts.
-amy

*jenny said...

Oh dear, what an awful, horrible thing to happen, when everything was looking so bright for him. There is no explaining why things like this occur. I am deeply sorry and send my love to you and your whole family. Big hugs...

Carrie said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts...

Kim, from Carlsbad said...

How terrible to hear of this. I am so sorry Amy, my thoughts are with you and your family.

lucy said...

I only recently found your blog, and I've been so enjoying your posts and pictures.

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss, I wish mere words could be of comfort. My thoughts are with you and your family

vegasandvenice said...

I send all of my deepest most heartfelt condolences to you and your beloved family.

Anonymous said...

Dear Amy,
I am so sorry to hear about your cousin. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
It was great meeting and talking with you friday at The Cottage.
Thanks for the pez.
Monica in Baltimore

I need orange said...

I am so sorry for your loss. How awful.

samantha said...

it is so hard to make sense of accidents when you loose someone you love. sending all my comforting karma to you.

AnastasiaC said...

So sorry to hear this Amy. My heart goes out to Kenny and his family.
How very sad.

Chiffon Rose said...

What a tragic reality to have to come to terms with. So sorry for your loss. God Bless, my prayers are with you.

danielle muller said...

my thoughts and prayers are with you amy...so sorry for your loss.