I don't give a fuck what religion you are, all I'm asking is for your thoughts or prayers to go out to the Holmes family.
Yesterday just before 7:00pm, as my grandmother (who I refer to as Grams) and her boyfriend were on their motorcycles with about 4 or 5 other couples all taking a trip to Indiana with the thought of having some fun in mind. During this trip, one of the motorcycles was clipped by a reckless driver. The cyclist in turn flipped the driver off, which apparently is good enough reason to turn your car and run directly into the group of motorcycles.
Doing that, my grandmother and her boyfriend were flung into the air off their motorcycles. They were both hospitalized, and put under intensive care, as well as the driver.
They were rushed to the University hospital, and Grams ended up having gotten so fucked up from the accident, she may never walk again. When they pulled her boot off, basically every bone in her foot shattered. After all that, the one thing I am thankful for is that she is alive.
The same can not be said for her boyfriend. He died shortly after the accident. She has no idea, yet. The family is going to get together and let her know, and stay with her for moral support. My dad, however, is taking this extremely harshly. A few years ago he had been in an accident which caused severe trauma to the head. Due to his condition, he's being watched over to make sure nothing happens under his severe levels of stress. I can't imagine how he feels, being as close as he was with Grams boyfriend. What I'm even more afraid of is how she'll react. They were planned to marry in the next six months, and now he's gone..
I called my Dad after talking to the church's pastor, and supported him a bit. I'd never heard him that depressed and it took every fiber of my being not to break down and cry on the phone with him. I could tell he was happy I called, at least. He told me to call him whenever I needed, and that he loved me. I plan to call him every day or two to see how he's holding up, and perhaps spend a little more time with him.
I'm sorry to have dumped this on you guys, but I really needed to vent and this seemed like an okay place to do it. The entire family is extremely torn, especially my Dad and I. We're trying everything we can to keep our spirits up, and I just pray that everything will be okay.
Rest in peace, David Woosley.