Sunday, June 22, 2008

(Un-wanted) CSI Moments

Have you ever had one of those moments where a popular TV show like CSI (in any of its numerous iterations) suddenly and dramatically shifts from being "digital reality" and becomes "real reality"? It's a bizarre, uninvited, and unwelcome experience of the old saying, "when life imitates art".

We had such a moment this weekend in our wee clan. Our youngest daughter Renee, just turned eleven, was on an outing with a friend's family when they suddenly and unexpectedly came upon a horrendous accident scene.

The parents immediately told all the kids not to look, of course, but it was too late -- our daughter had already seen the two hideously disfigured victims. Struck by lightning while fishing, the official verdict was. Probably been dead for almost a week.

Renee has been having nightmares about it ever since. We've been praying with her and comforting her, but it was something that you wish you could forever shield your children from ever having to see.

If you read these words, please pray for Renee -- it's been a tough weekend for her.

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