Ramblings: The Theology of Tragedy -Follow Up

I can share more candidly now that the friend that I lost due to a drunk driver, was also my oncologist. I could not say more earlier because he was still on life-support. He was 51 and left three children. I can remember conversations with him about mortality. . .  my mortality. I was 64 and was asking him if I would make it to 65. He said, “Why not shoot for 70?”  Never, in the most distant corners of my mind did I think he would be taken long before he turned 64.  It is profoundly sad that he did absolutely nothing wrong and a careless drunk driver killed him.

Today is also my nephew’s funeral. I’ve had to bury two nephews this year, one on my side and this one on Denise’s. For the sake of confidentiality, I wish I could say more. But the family is in deep mourning, actually both Dr. Nestor’s and my nephew’s family. Pray for grace that they can get through this day and the days to come.


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8 responses to “Ramblings: The Theology of Tragedy -Follow Up”

  1. I am so very sorry for these losses 😢. Thinking of you, Denise, families and friends that have been affected by these tragedies 💜


  2. So very sad for both of your losses. Life’s path has definitely been rough for you, Denise, family and friends. Words are so hard to come by. Praying for all involved as you grieve.


  3. Mike

    I am So profoundly Sorry for the loss of your oncologist and your nephew. So incredibly hard to comprehend. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with all the loved ones they leave behind. Believe

    Sent from my iPhone



  4. I’m so sorry to hear of these losses – what a difficult time for you and the families involved. Hoping you have some peace.


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