posted on October 25, 2012 08:00
Sometimes life gets in the way of tomfoolery and my general jackass-edness. This is one of those times. Some old friends of mine have experienced a terrible loss and, having the luxury of a pulpit to do so, I’ll use it to simply ask that you put them in your thoughts.
I resist the urge to use this as further ammunition in my belief that no loving “God” that most speak of would justify taking a child for any reason, but I’m in no mood to have a philosophical debate or hear that “everything happens for a reason” or “He has a plan” shit because it will just piss me off.
As I travel and am away from my own children, and then hear the news of people losing one of their own, I simply ask you all to squeeze yours a little tighter tonight. If praying to the Jesus and such is your thing, do me a favor and say one of those things for the Siebert family.
If it’s not, just have them in your thoughts and realize how fucking fortunate the rest of us are. I cannot possibly begin to fathom the pain they are enduring and I’m not going to try to or fill their heads with a bunch of hogwash that’s just plain insulting. I just want them to know that I sincerely am hurting for them and would do whatever they need that could possibly help them through this unimaginable tragedy.
This fuck-fest of a world we live in seems to have a way of testing you continually and dealing to the best of people the worst of blows. This is one of those instances that I’d argue any “Hell” some believe in couldn’t possibly touch the pain some are forced to live with in reality. There is no chapter, psalm or possible explanation you’ll ever give me that justifies the snatching of a young life.
Tom and Tracey are truly two of the “great ones” and, Chuck Norris willing, their love for each other and the strength of their wonderful friends and family will carry them through as best as is humanly possible. If just 10-of you read this and put my friends in your thoughts, while also hugging and kissing your children a little tighter tonight, or perhaps realizing that forgetting to take the trash out or rinse a dish is really minute in the grand scope of things, than I feel good about what I’ve done here.
Thank you for your time and for giving me a pass, if you will, for the day. I feel for the Siebert family in Arnold, MO and I ask you all to do the same. And I ask you all to keep young Jacob in your thoughts most of all.
Rest In Peace, young Jacob Siebert; RIP indeed…KMFP-out.
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