As with everyone in Saskatchewan and many beyond our borders I have been thinking about the bus crash involving the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. Tragedy comes in different ways to all of us.
Sometimes it is sudden. I have received a call from the RCMP in the night of a loved one being badly injured in an accident.
Other times it can come slowly. In 1991 I started representing hemophiliacs infected with AIDS. At that time there was no treatment and all were dying. Over the next 5 years 8 of my first 11 clients died.
Whether sudden or slow the emotional loss was intense. How to move forward after tragedy is a personal decision. My Catholic faith has helped sustain me.
I do the best I can to appreciate each day knowing it may be too late tomorrow.
Now the living Broncos, their families and the community of Humboldt face a loss that challenges description.
Sharon grew up near Humboldt. I went to high school at St. Peter’s College in Muenster. We know many people who will be in grief in Humboldt.
I have prayed and will pray again for the lost and those still alive.