Words of young ones
So here it is 3 years since the tragic happenings on this very day. Or you could say, 1095 days, 26,280 hours, 1,576,800 minutes or 94,608,000 seconds. It really doesn't matter what time element you chose to use the pain does not go away, it does not become lessoned nor bearable. Zach and I bought flowers today he picked out red for what he remembers as Jake's favorite color, I told him that he could pick out another bunch of flowers and we'll place them at both places. He spotted some pink flowers, carnations I think and he thought they were cool and looked very nice, but as he picked them up he looked at me and said, "dad do you think Jake would be mad if I put these pink flowers on Rawson" Zach said, "you know he was a pretty tough kid and I'm not sure if he'd be okay with pink" I told Zach that I'm sure Jake would be fine with the color knowing that he picked them out himself and what care and thought he gave them.
So as we are walking out of the store, Zach says to me, you know dad I have heard people say that when it's raining that sometimes it's people in heaven crying and it's kind of ironic that it's raining today. I said well I have heard people say that and you can think whatever you like about the rain and or crying from heaven. I did ponder the thought after words though, there isn't supposed to be any sadness or pain in heaven so would someone in heaven be able to cry? I guess another way to look at it is that maybe the falling rain today is just the collection the clouds couldn't hold of all the tears that have been shed in those 94 million seconds since Jake has been taken away.
Thoughts and prayers to all.
Mark, Zach & Hailey Close