I am sure that many (if not all) of you watched in horror earlier this week as fiery images from an F-16 jet crash into a San Diego neighborhood dominated the public airwaves. I was touched this morning by the pain of the very brave man who lost his family and home while he was away at work.
While trying to choke back the tears, he explained that he had lost his wife, 2 daughters and his mother-in-law (who had been brought from Korea to help his wife take care of his daughters) while he was at work. He bravely said that he does not hold the pilot responsible and prays that his burden is not to heavy.
He himself prays that his father-in-law will hold no malice against him for bringing his mother-in-law to the United States. He stated that he knows others have been through much worse (I can't think of any scenario worse) and asks them for guidance in how to get through his personal tragedy.
It will be a long time (if ever) before I forget the sorrow in his eyes and the charity in his soul. Today as we worry about things that seem out of our control ~ let's take a few moments to remember one who's live will never be the same.