Thanks everyone. This morning I was able to wake up normally. Planned to take payroll into the granite shop.
I posted this on RPS with a special note for Jim Karnes to call if he didn't mind. Jim (rps owner) is a long time member of the Cedar Park fire dept. There is a possibility that he was on site. He called me this morning. I didn't take the call. I Thank him for reaching out but it has set me back. I'll call him back in time. After hearing the message, its hard to talk.
last night we checked messages at our showroom. The showroom is staffed by my wife and Thomas. My wife got to so him daily over the last year. I got to see him almost daily.
The phone has not been answered in days. One little thing like changing the answering machine has been impossible. I had to call someone in to change a message that the showroom is temporarily closed and to call Drew at XXX-XXXX for assisitance. Those simple words cannot come from my mouth with clarity. Its all blurbers.
luckliy we have lots of family. My mom and dad, his 5 sons and 1 daughter, and the myriad of cousins has left us with plenty of support. My wifes family has been very supportive. Her dad, out of boredom from retirement, has been working at a funeral home. This has made the deatails easier. Jennfier, my wifes sister, has stepped up tremendously. The loss was as great for her. They lived in the same town and were dependant on each other. She handle the apt stuff- notifying the apt owner, getting memories from the apartment, etc.
My brother Benny, knowing the blame I put on myself, researched the accident. Going to see the site, going to see the car. I allowed my son to purchase an older vehicle without airbags. I thought I helped to kill him. While it doesn't make it any easier, there was no way he would have survived this accident. It was truly horrible.
Wayne there is no words to express the sorrow all of us are feeling for you and your family at this time. Because there is nothing, as painful as losing a child. After all, we are not supposed to out live our children. It goes completely against the natural order of things, it is so terribly un-just,
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."
Wow, I haven't been here in a few weeks and I went to the website and saw the message and it floored me. My condolences are with you Wayne and you know that we're here for you if there's anything we can do to help.
I am so sorry for your loss.... I hope that time will help, and I know what you are going through, except for me it was my father when I was 18. Best people to turn to in events like this are family and friends as they will help you in any single way they can. You and your family shall be in my prayers, and I hope this situation because easier on you as fast as possible. You will never forget him, and he, will never forget you...
Wayne, I am so sorry for you loss. My prayers are with you and your family. It sounds like your son was one of a kind! He was about the same age as me (I just turned 21 in august).
If you need anything, we are all here to back you up.