|Kelly, Finn, Ryan and Colum Pa|
As I read about this family I wept, and I heard myself say to Jordan "I can't imagine..." I truly can't. I have lost my own little boy, but I can't imagine losing him because of a drunk driver. I can't imagine having a broken body and a broken heart. I can't imagine the heartache, the anger, and the physical and emotional pain that this family is feeling. Only they will ever know how it feels.
While I try to fathom their loss, I find hope in imagining the goodness and service, that will envelope the Pack family this year. I know it will come to them because it has come to me. This is an experience that I know by heart. There are many sympathetic hearts in the world. Many will try to imagine how the Pack family feels and then they will act. I am amazed by the simple and sometimes extraordinary ways people find to lift the burdens of broken hearts. I know that Ryan and Kelly will have the same experience. The abundance of pure love that follows tragedy is a phenomenon I could never have imagined.
A few additional notes:
Colum's strong healthy heart now beats in another baby's body. Organ donation is a selfless choice, and a healing miracle. You can sign up to be an organ donor here.
If you feel inclined to help this deserving family you can do it here.
If you ever drink and drive you need to stop today.