Re: Pain....in a Fathers\' Heart!
Despite her accident & injury you both have so much to be
thankful for. As someone already mentioned, she will have
a lot of time to think of her mistakes before your butt chewing occurs. It is amazing how we can make careless mistakes despite our training.
About 8 years ago a good friend of mine took his 12 year old
Son Deer hunting on the edge of their property in Northwestern AR. When he parked the truck, he discovered they had only one orange vest. Instead of going back to the
house to get another vest, he told his son to wear the vest
& he took him to one of their tree stands & told him that he
would come by & get him later. He was wearing brown carhart
overalls, why I don't know! To put this in more perspective,
the son had been teased alot about missing some Deer earlier
that season. His Grandfather bought him a shotgun & buckshot
so that he would not miss again.The dad put him in a stand in a thicket that would only have short range shots. I think
in the son's mind he would not let the next one by him & he could kill either sex, therefore he could point on the body mass & shoot. When the Father came back to get his son, the
boy saw the mass & shot. My friend had time to get out of his pocket a pen & a piece of paper. He wrote to his Son that he loved him & it was not his fault & then he died. Needless to say, this was devasting to everyone who knew this fine Man, but you can only imagine what this did to the son, a Daddy's boy for sure. This was one of the roughest funerals that I have ever attended. The boy was a wreck & in therapy for many years. I don't think he would have made it at all if it was not for his Grandfather. His Grandfather was & is still a rock that the boy could lean on dispite his Grandfather's terrible loss.
This accident was caused by a whole bunch of serious errors. We kept asking ourselves why did they not go back
home for the other vest? Why was the Dad wearing Carhart like the ones he worked with? The son should have never been teased, which caused him to have this unnessary pressure to kill a Deer. I sat with my boy's the first two years they hunted so I could keep them calm & make sure they identified the targets & placed their shots (with rifles). I could go on & on but we don't know why hunters that were trained on all these points made these mistakes, but my friend is gone.
Sir, I wish yor daughter a speedy recovery & I am glad you
were there. It is so good that the outcome was not like
You will not make peace with the Blue Coats, you are free to go.