The world is not a fair place...

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bob Clayton, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    My friend samantha fell asleep at the wheel friday night and crashed into a tree, killing her instantly. why does it seem like people who have so much going for them pass away so early?

    this will be my 6th funeral so far (i'm not even 19 yet).. and 4 of them were under 21.

    it's so sad.. i still am having a hard time gripping it.

    i encourage everyone to show love to their family and friends this holiday season. tell them you love them, make sure they know how you feel.

    one of samantha's favorite quotes was
    "dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today"

    i wonder what she was dreaming about when she crashed

    and no one knows when their today is, so don't let it pass by without telling them how you feel...

    Samantha, Rest In Peace with the angels, in anticipation for the day when we shall meet again in glory.
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I'm very sorry to hear that! It's a merciful thing that she probably did not suffer, though. My prayers are with you and her family. I am always reminded to savor every day, and life it the best I can, although I don't always do that.
  3. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    Sorry to hear about your loss clay. The world works in mysterious ways.
  4. I'm sorry Clay.
  5. I'm sorry to hear about your loss, clay. Stay strong - we're here for you.
  6. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I'm sorry for your personal loss.
  7. Rumzini


    Feb 14, 2004
    Jackson, MI
    Thoughts and prayers to her...her family and freinds. I just recently had a loss as well. I completely know what you mean about the fairness. He was my first police chief...still call him my chief...anyways. He retired as a county deputy after 22 years, 10 years at a local township cop and then 10 years at the department I'm currently working at. this was the ultimate family oriented man. The kind of cop that would give stranded people not only a ride to somwhere...but if they didn't have somewhere to go, they came home to his families home. One time on Thanksgiving! He also would bring poor underprivilaged kids from the local home to his for Christmas to spend with his kids. Anyways.... Six months after retirement on the way to Alaska in his motor home, he and his wife had to turn back. Seems he was having heart problems. From there on out it was a downhill battle with heart and ultimatley cancer problems. After five agonizing years he finally surrendered last week. After all that time dedicated to humanity...he never had a chance to relax, rest. No fairness indeed. Whatever your religous convictions are...maybe they are both in a better place doing even greater things.
  8. :rollno:
    This post is in poor taste, man. Just send your condolences to the friend who has suffered a loss. No preaching is required.
  9. Clay,

    Very sorry to hear about your loss, it's a true tragedy when someone so young is taken away.

    My sincerest condolences.
  10. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    I'm sorry about your loss Clay.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I am sorry to hear of your loss Bob, it is Love that heals all wounds not time.
  12. crikker

    crikker Yooper From Way Back Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    My condolences Clay.
  13. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    I'm sorry for your loss, Clay.

  14. Clay and Rum, I'm sorry to hear about your losses. :(
  15. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Deptford, NJ
    thanks for the love everyone.

    today at church was hard. i didn't get to talk to her parents much, but her sister was a wreck.

    i found out that sam was driving home from church when it happened.. less than a mile from her house.

    it's really difficuly to accept. especially since it is my second funeral for a friend in under 2 weeks.
  16. sorry to hear about your loss, clay.
  17. Sorry to hear of your loss. Look to the future and remember your friend as a great person.
  18. Johnny Mac

    Johnny Mac Riff-finder General Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2005
    Springfield, MA
    I hope you and her friends and family are able to get through this. I fell lucky because no one close to me has died.
  19. AuG


    May 22, 2005
    Fort Collins, CO
    Keep your chin up clay. "The sun always comes up tomorrow" as my old man always says to me. Sorry to hear about your loss. When you do remember her, just make sure you smile.