Life is fragile.
We hear it said so often. But when something happens to remind us, to prove it, our hearts break. They break for those who are gone and for those who are left behind.
Kathy Porter's family's world changed in an instant on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. Kathy lost her life and her family's world was forever shattered. They were doing what thousands of other people were doing that day. They were going to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. The whole family. It was going to be a wonderful day.
It's hard to understand or even to try to make sense of tragedies like this. I believe that time and distance give us some sort of clarity but for some, those closest to the pain, it's never understandable. They simply learn to live with it. Even worse for the Porter family, is that they must suffer their tragedy publicly. The circumstances force it to be a newsworthy story that will be reported for months.
My heart breaks for the Porter family. I hope that their faith and their love for each other sees them through.