Friday, July 08, 2011

Tragedy at the Ballpark

What a sad story coming out of Arlington last night. Josh Hamilton tossed a foul ball into the stands, and a fan reached out to grab it -- falling 20 feet. He ended up dying on the way to the hospital. His 8-year old son was standing right beside him.

I can't get his son off my mind. How does a person EVER get over such a traumatic thing? I pray that God will hold that boy in His arms and give him peace, as well as the man's wife and family.

Another man fell at the Ballpark nearly exactly a year ago. He survived. The irony is that both men were firefighters.

Knowing how fragile Josh Hamilton already is, I am also praying that he is able to work through this. The paper this morning said that he was devastated -- as I can only imagine. But it wasn't his fault that the accident happened. I know he has an incredible support group around him.

This is yet another reminder of how fragile life is. A healthy man is happily enjoying an evening with his son one minute. The next minute he is gone. No doubt, it never entered his mind as he headed into the Ballpark that he would never leave it.

Hug your kids and tell them you love them. Make relationships right. Live a "no regret" lifestyle.


Anonymous said...

Addicts in recovery can use events like this as an excuse to run back to their drug of choice. We need to pray specifically that Josh Hamilton's support steps up and surrounds him and that God gives him a peace that he just can't explain. Of course prayers for the family of Shannon Stone as well.


Randy Davis said...

It is not given to man to direct his own footsteps.

Jeff said...

It was a terrible tragedy. I am so thankful for the time I get to spend with my children and this was a reminder to continue loving every minute I am around them.

Anonymous said...

Yes! a sweet reminder to live each day, like there is no tomorrow. To pick and choose our battles. Prayers go out to that family.