“Football is a part of life, not life itself.” — Penn State football coach Joe Paterno
What words can one offer in times of tragedy that really make a difference? Are there any words that can really ease the type of pain felt by those in Banks County Saturday night when the news was delivered that a son, grandson, brother, family member was no longer with us.
I’m not one who can begin to offer any words of encouragement during times like this. I’ve always felt the job is best left to those of faith or leaders in our schools or those who have some experience when it comes to counseling or crisis matters.
All I know is that a young person who had so much potential, so much to offer, so much support from the community is no longer with us. In addition, two of his friends and football teammates were injured in the accident. We are indeed fortunate they weren’t taken from us although the pain we all feel today is still cutting because a funeral was held Monday morning when it was the last thing we expected.
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