Monday, August 4, 2008

Life's Too Short

Yesterday, my family received horrible news. My cousin Bonnie and her husband Bob Post were on their boat with some friends when another boat hit them and then fled the scene. Bob was killed and Bonnie is in the hospital with severe injuries. This is awful. I can't even believe this has happened. I hope to God the police find the pathetic piece of shit that hit a boat and drove off....not even knowing they had killed a father of 2.

This guy was so full of life...and I know that sounds so cliche' but seriously, he was one of the most laid back, cool, funny, active guys I know. My oldest memory of him was when I was 10 years old and he and my cousin took my brother and I swimming at his condo and then to a water park. I remember I thought he was so funny and cute when I was a little kid. My last memory with him was last summer when we had a family reunion in The Keys. We were all drinking and playing games one night and he and my other cousins husband and his daughter were sitting on the couch, the 2 guys with beers in hand, singing their hearts out to Phantom of the Opera....laying their heads on my 16 year old second cousins shoulder...it was adorable.

I am so sad for my cousin, for Bob's family, for Bob's 2 boys....no kid should have to deal with something this tragic. It's times like this when the reality of how short your life can be just comes up and slaps you in the face.

Bob

Singing Phantom with his niece

The cousins

My cousin Bonnie is on the far right. The 2 other girls in the photo are her sister's..thank God she has them.

4 Comments:

Blogger Jill said...

I'm so sorry. That is HORRIBLE. I feel really bad for his sons.


P.S. I tagged you on my blog.

August 5, 2008 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Amber said...

Oh my gosh - I am so so sorry. Bonnie and the rest of your family will be in my thoughts.

August 6, 2008 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Traci Anne said...

Oh my goodness, that's awful!!!!!! Huge prayers to your fam :(

August 8, 2008 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

I am so sorry for your loss. I will pray for your family and everyone else involved in the accident.

Growing up boating, and having several near fatal accidents both due to weather and terrible boaters, I know all too well how dangerous it can be.

August 18, 2008 at 1:50 PM  

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