Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Counting My Blessings...

This weekend a man that Jake's sister graduated with, a man that Jake used to run around with was murdered. When I saw his picture on the news my heart just sank. That all too easily could have been Jake.

This man had a three year old and no matter what he had done to anyone he did NOT deserve to but gunned down in the street. And gunned down not just by anyone but by someone we know.

That's right. Remember back in October of 2006 when Jon and Jane broke into our safe and stole our checks and then decided to go on a random spending spree??

If you've forgotten you can read Part One, Part Two, Part Three and Part Four to get caught up.... (You might want to take a coffee and a bagel... it's a long read)

So on Sunday morning I got on the Internet to see who was charged with the murder of this man and I felt like I had been hit over the head when I saw Jane's name come up. That's right, the woman who was IN MY HOUSE, is now charged with murder.

All I could think was oh my G*d that could have been us....

No matter where you are in your life and no matter what you think of the situation that fact of the matter is that a young man lost his life this weekend. A family lost a son and a brother and a little boy lost his daddy. It could have been us, and I'm counting my blessings that Jake was able to get his act together when he was but at the same time my heart is hurting for the family who wasn't so lucky.

7 comments:

Lindsey said...

It's awful, and so scary, and so close to home. Hopefully this kind of "reminded" Jake why it's good to be sober and away from people like that.

Brandy said...

OMG. I can't even imagine something like that. You most definitely are lucky and blessed that your interaction with them only ended up with headaches and having to deal with financial things, not something as devastating as what has happened now.

kbreints said...

Terrible. I have been thinking baout that family. That little boy needs his daddy!

Tink said...

Holy shit girl. That's just... crazy.

darkship said...

I'm a little behind so I just killed 20 min at work and read the entire story! Holy S**t girl. I'm so glad this wasn't you in the news recently and can't belive the whole mess. Scary!

Aunt Becky said...

I've been grappling with this lately: my friend Steph, one of my best friends died this February. Natural causes. She was an alcoholic.

People don't seem to feel as empathetic for those who struggle with substance abuse. No matter what.

I don't understand this. I just don't understand.

You touch on that here and you remind me of that fact.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Lynanne said...

I just stared at my screen after reading this, not knowing what to say.

My heart goes out to you and Jake. Take care!