Are You Feeling It Too?

Published On April 9, 2018 | By Carrie Buchanan |

I can’t deny that my heart is heavy.  It’s hard to not think about the deadly bus accident in Saskatchewan that claimed fifteen lives.  The news of the tragedy has hit everyone hard. Fifteen people are dead after a collision on Friday between a Saskatchewan junior hockey team’s bus and a tractor-trailer in rural Saskatchewan.

Tributes are pouring in from all over the world. On Saturday night, NHL arenas across North America held moments of silence before play,  Broncos stickers on the players’ helmets. The Kitchener Rangers/ Sarnia Sting playoff game started with a moment of silence to honour the fifteen lives lost. Both teams gathered in a circle at centre ice. The Sting will wear a helmet sticker with the initials HB for the rest of the postseason.

It’s hard to not feel it. Despite the miles that separate us.  Such profound sadness.

I lost half my family in a car accident many years ago.  Every time something similar happens it’s hard to not think back to that night.  Remembering the shock, and sadness that is beyond words.

I watched this speech from the Humboldt Pastor trying to make sense of the tragedy, trying to comfort those who are grieving.  Beautiful to watch.

But impossible to not cry.

Humboldt pastor’s anguished speech: ‘Where was God?’

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