Living On A Prayer

I’ve been in a bad mood lately. Well, I can’t say that exactly, I guess I should say I’ve been emotional lately; letting a lot of little things get on my nerves and dragging me down. I have come to realize it has nothing really to do with me, but with another family is going through. Though, they are my family too, because in hockey, we are all family.

A little over a week ago my son found out that one of his teammates was in the hospital in a coma. He fell off of a golf cart and hit his head on the concrete while vacationing with his family. Every parent’s worst nightmare.

Not being super close with this family (our boys play hockey & soccer together, we’ve only spent non-sports time together once), we want to give them their privacy, but we do get updates through the coach or other parents. Most updates are all hearsay, some more reliable than others. Some things we have heard were not positive at all and not only did my heart break for his parents and sisters, but also for my son. I kept thinking, “If the worst scenario happens, how do I tell him? How do you take an 11 year old to a funeral for his friend?” These thoughts were consuming me for more than a week. No wonder I was letting everything get to me lately.

Thankfully we heard good news this morning. If everything we heard is true then this is nothing short of a miracle. Right now, I’m praying for a miracle, and I’m going to be thankful for what I have–my family.

I can’t wait to go home and hug everyone! I really think you should too!

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One thought on “Living On A Prayer

  1. That is a tough spot to be. I’m glad you were able to finally hear some good news. Even though, you want to give the family privacy, if you’re able to find an address, phone number or social media contact, they might very well appreciate a note of encouragement or prayer from you and your son. When your family is going through tragedy and tough times, it really is a blessing to have others send their love and support, even when you don’t know them very well. 😉

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