My neighbor drove to his wife’s work, shot her and then killed himself.
I couldn’t even believe what I was hearing. This is a man I’ve known my entire life. They have two children, 25 and 23. My sister has been best friends with the daughter since preschool. Their son was one of my best friends growing up. This wasn’t just a random neighborhood family, which makes the situation even more difficult. They appeared to be a normal family…but clearly their marriage was not healthy. The dad had a bit of a temper, but he was a good person and an amazing father to my two friends.
I can’t even begin to describe how bad I feel for my friends. They lost both of their parents in the same day. How do you even process that information? No one deserves to go through something like this.To make the situation even worse, the daughter is engaged and getting married this year.
My neighborhood has experienced too much tragedy. Alec’s mom passed away from a heart attack six months ago, Dani and Jake’s mom passed away three weeks ago, my next door neighbor was recently sentenced to 8 years in prison and now this horrific tragedy. It needs to end!
I am a true believer in the phrase ‘everything happens for a reason’ but I don’t understand this.
Please say a prayer for my friends.