Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Delayed postings ---

I had promised, mostly to myself, to try to do something creative every day.  I was on a roll and then had a set back.  I still plan to try to do something creative, but have been out of sorts the last week and a half.  My son is in the marching band at his high school and they have been having small camps off and on all summer and then the last two and a half weeks they have been in full band camp.  A week ago last Friday, tragedy struck.  Their drum major passed out at band camp (thankfully not while he was on the directing stand) and never woke up.  They flew him to the nearest trauma hospital and put a shunt in his brain.  He evidently had a genetic disorder that caused thinning of his veins in his brain and it had ruptured and caused bleeding between the hemispheres of his brain.  He passed away that Sunday and his family, the band and their parents have all been grieving the loss of such an awesome young man.  He knew what he wanted out of life and tried to go about it in the most honest way he could and tried to be a mentor to as any of the other students he thought needed a little extra help.  I didn't know him well, but had driven him to band camp a few summers ago with my son and enjoyed the time with him.  The band is trying to continue on without him and make it to be state champs to honor him.  Actually, they all seem to feel that it would be a failure not to make the champs and I think they can do it for Alexander. Sorry this is not very upbeat but that is what is going on.

Please remember to tell your kids and family that you love them and remember to cherish every moment you have.     

Make it a great day and do something creative

1 comment:

  1. It's really hard to deal with such a loss. I hope your son is handling it as best he can. I bet the band will honor his memory with every event they play this year, not just making it to state.
    And you're so right...It's important to tell those we love that we love them.
    Thanks for the post.