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It's become commonplace to see these types of side-of-the-road, make-shift memorials. So many of them represent people killed, because of drunk/careless driving. Many, like this one, are the marks left on society, and more often than not, are connected to young people. Although not meant to be reminders as much as tributes, they in fact are---and should be. What parent doesn't fear the day that they receive word that it was their child that was killed? I know it is my greatest fear that I have to let go to God everyday. I can't imagine the parents that have to/choose to pass these, and others like them, heartwrenching sites. I also cringe at the thought of being the one who kills someone this way. Although I don't drink anymore, my daughter chooses to--and she must learn her lessons from her own experiences, not mine. Believe me, I tried differently. Each time I pass one of these, I say a prayer of healing for others, and gratitude for myself.
Also by JamesHarmon McQuilkin
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