Good Advice

October 8th, 2005

I saw on a post on Cliff Morrow’s blog today about his nephew Steve, who was killed in a car wreck on Thursday. Marty, Steve’s brother, also had a moving post.

Dan Morrow, Steve’s cousin, wrote:

Over the last few years, I have thought a lot about family. I seems that the older I get, the more I realize how much they mean to me. Just the thought alone of losing someone close to me is enough to bring a tear to my eye. . .

I urge all of you to go and hug and kiss your loved ones. And quit whining about the gas prices, fill up your tank, and go visit that relative that you want to see.

Dan’s completely right. But somehow, no matter how much time you spend with someone special, it never seems to be quite enough when they’re gone.

I started to write this post several times. I’ve never met Steve, or Cliff, or Dan. How do you care for a family in pain when all you have is a website?

Terah told me, “I feel like taking them a casserole.” That’s the sort of thing that you do to help out a family that has just experienced a loss, and now has a thousand unexpected details to take care of.

So all I can do is say to all of the Morrows: you have a lot of friends that care, even if you haven’t met them. I know you’d be getting dozens of casseroles, if only we all lived close by.

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  1. cmorrow

    Thank you John, I appreciate what you wrote. The times have been very trying for the Morrow’s. People have shown so much kindness toward them that I know just overwhelmed them. Marty will eventually catch up on the blogs.
    I’ve come to know some great people like you two, via the net. I know what you mean about feeling like you know us. The feeling is mutual. I know we will meet someday and the funny thing is we will know each other quite well before we meet. I read Terah’s (I hope I used that apostophe correctly)last two blogs and was happy to hear of your anniversary. Congrats. Take care friend

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  2. Marty

    thanks for this post John and Terah. We’ve had a ton of caseroles and such dropped off here at Steve’s house. Heck, one night, an entire chef’s crew took over the kitchen and prepared a meal for the folks that were here. We’ve been blessed to have such wonderful friends and relatives.

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