Posted by: Angie-la | August 7, 2009

Gone Too Soon

Ethan’s accident happened on a Friday.  Three days after school started last year.   Today was the first day of school in Harris County.  This would have been his Senior year.  Instead of catching up with friends, checking out new classes, conferring with his guidance counselor over his college plans, playing football and running for class officer, he is gone.  I am re-living the entire nightmare.  Today was a horrible day. 

I remember laying in bed at night right after the accident and the only two words that kept going through my head were “Ethan” and “Dead”…like I was trying wrap my mind around an incomprehensible concept.  I saw Usher sing this song at Michael Jackson’s funeral.  MJ originally wrote it for Ryan White who died of AIDS from a blood transfusion.  The words express how I am feeling.  Ethan is the one in the bright green t-shirt. 

The Motley Crewe

 

Like A Comet
Blazing ‘Cross The Evening Sky
Gone Too Soon

Like A Rainbow
Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye
Gone Too Soon

Shiny And Sparkly
And Splendidly Bright
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like The Loss Of Sunlight
On A Cloudy Afternoon
Gone Too Soon

Like A Castle
Built Upon A Sandy Beach
Gone Too Soon

Like A Perfect Flower
That Is Just Beyond Your Reach
Gone Too Soon

Born To Amuse, To Inspire, To Delight
Here One Day
Gone One Night

Like A Sunset
Dying With The Rising Of The Moon
Gone Too Soon

Gone Too Soon

Ah, God.  I pray for the strength to make it through this week and the week after. 

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