Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Jones Park in Asheville, North Carolina
A tragedy happened at a playground recently and I don't think I'll ever be able to take my girls there again. It's been all over the news here in my town and it breaks my heart. I cried for this family.
Jones Park has been fun for all four of my kids the past 13 years but sadly it will never be the same. I wonder if lots of parents feel the same? I wonder if they will take their children again? I wouldn't be able to stop thinking of the tragedy that happened there.
Even though my two youngest children don't know what happened because we chose not to tell them. We chose not to tell them so they wouldn't have those thoughts mixed in with their love for playing there.
So much sadness.
The reason I chose to blog about this is because I was going through some pictures yesterday and came across ones of us playing there. It made me sad.
How will we as a community deal with this tragic loss and bring happiness back to the park? We mourn this loss and we pray for this family but will we ever be able to play there again. Or should we play there to bring back happiness, laughter and love to remember this family?
I just don't know.
I want to share these pictures of happier times at Jones Park. I hope this family know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. We mourn with you and we give you our love and understanding.