The Choice is Yours......
As I've tried and tried to cope with the loss of Jake.....I've spent the week reflecting on the loss of the 3 boys from the Milwaukee north side. Another senseless loss of lives caused by the irresponsibility of a driver that made the choice to drive 3 times the legal limit.
These boys were the sons and nephew of a former co-worker of mine. Never before have I attended a funeral of 3 at once. The grief was overwhelming. The outpouring of love and support was evident that these boys will be sadly missed by their whole family, and many many friends and classmates. Their other son is in a coma suffering from massive head injuries. I know the pain of losing a child, however I can't imagine the pain of losing 3 at once, with another barely hanging on.
I take this opportunity to remind all, how the choices we all make behind the wheel, can change someone's life forevermore. Quite honestly, I'm sick and tired of those that make these bad choices and continue to take the innocent lives of others. The choice to drive without insurance, the choice to drive a vehicle with no brakes, so badly in need of repair it's downright pathetic. The choice to get behind the wheel impaired, can certainly be prevented. and the choice to drive a vehicle so badly needing repair it can barely stop, IS A CHOICE THAT CAN BE AVOIDED!!! It's nothing but common sense. If the car does not stop, DON'T DRIVE IT. If you're too drunk to drive, CALL FOR A RIDE!! What is so difficult? The bad choices are killing innocent people. People that didn't deserve to die such violent deaths at the hands of others.
I'm also sick and tired of those that don't take responsibility for their choices. If you can't take the responsibility of driving, and the consequences that your bad choices can result in, stay the hell off the road. Your bad choices and irresponsibility has affected many many people. Our lives will never be the same without Jake. Our lifetime of suffering the loss of Jake is unfair.
I long await the day when the people responsible for my son's death finally admit it. Admit the bad brakes, admit the no insurance. and stop denying the facts surrounding the death of my son. I'll wait till the day I die myself for an apology. Never actually expecting to get that apology. Throughout the last 2 years, I've learned how people can manipulate the truth, how denial can obviously help comfort those guilty parties for taking these innocent lives. Not a day has gone by, that I have not cried and cried over the loss of Jake, not to mention the loss of all of these innocent people that have died since, as a result of the bad choices of others.
In closing I take this opportunity to ask all to pray for the family of my friends who have suffered this tragic loss of their boys. I ask for everyone's heartfelt prayers, that their injured son recover, and prayers of comfort as this family grieves their losses. Their road to recovery is long and lonely, and it's only just begun.
Thanks everyone, and God Bless all of you, Close