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05 July 2005 @ 08:19 pm
Nuclear Tuesday  

Over the weekend, there was an accident on one of the parkways here on LI.  At around 1 in the morning a limo driving a wedding party home after the reception was struck head-on by a pick-up truck going 70 MPH in the wrong direction.  The driver of the limo and a 7 year old flower girl were killed.  The driver of the pick-up was drunk and, of course, came away with nothing more than a broken ankle and some bruises.  We talked about the accident at the BBQ I attended yesterday.  About how tragic the whole thing was and how horrible for the families to have what was supposed to be a happy day turn into a nightmare.  Well, I show up at work this morning and find out that the driver of that limo was married to one of the women in another department.  They had been married 6 months.  It was a second marriage for both of them and they were so happy with each other...and now he's dead.

As if that wasn't bad enough, a close friend of mine works in the department that oversees that women's department, so he went to the funeral.  There he found out more details about the accident.  That little girl's parents and family watched her as she was killed instantly by decapitation.  I saw pictures of the limo in the newspaper, there was nothing left of the front of it.  The mother of the little girl (and you won't read this in any paper)was seen sitting on the side of the road, clutching nothing but her daughter's head.  I'm still brought to the point of nausea everytime I think of this.

I've been in a funk all day.  I've picked myself up and dusted off some pretty horrible experiences over the course of my life, but how do you cope with that?  If something were to happen to my husband...God, I don't know what I would do.  I know it might sound all girly and codependant, but without him, I'm incomplete.  When tragedies like this happen, people always say live life to the fullest everyday because you might not get a tomorrow.  And I try, but we are human.  We take stuff for granted.  So everyone out there hug, kiss, and tell those special to you how much you love them.  And to my internet friends, whom I've never met in person- you all are special to me too.  *hugs everyone*  *Sigh* I feel a little better now. 

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