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A Good Enough Mother Message After The Metro North Train Crash (VIDEO)

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A Good Enough Mother Message
After The Metro North Train Crash (VIDEO)

 

I’m a little sad today.

Not a little..

A lot.

I happened upon the scene of a horrific train accident last night in Valhalla, New York. Hearing the details of it made me even sadder.

A woman in an SUV pulls onto the train tracks. From what I understand, she got stuck on the tracks because there was traffic in front of and behind her.

As she’s sitting there, the barrier comes down, trapping her car on the tracks and clipping the rear of her vehicle. According to the driver in the car behind her, she got out, looked at the gate, tried to move it, looked at him, gave a little shrug and got back in. And that’s when tragedy struck. The train hit the car, dragging it several hundred feet.

 

 

 

According to officials, of the six people killed, all but one are beyond recognition.

Looking at the burned out shell of the train car you can see why.

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Photo courtesy Nicole Sanders of Ladimax Sports and Fitness

 

So I’m a little off-kilter today. Sad.

I’m sad for the loss of life, the people who went to work then never made it home.

I’m sad and a little scared.. I take that very train when I head into the city.

I’m sad that I’m short with my husband and he with me. I think about how many of those people on board that train had clipped conversations that morning.

I’m sad because I yell too much.

I’m bothered that I’m curt with my kids; sometimes they don’t deserve it, but sometimes they do.

I love them anyway..

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I’m sad because there were people on that train who will never be able to do that again.

Even for those who survived, it won’t be the same. Nothing will.

I’m not a real touchy-feely person but this accident hit me hard, maybe because I was right across the street with it happened. Maybe because that’s a train I’m familiar with. Maybe because, like so many of those on board, I have a family.

I’m not really sure how to end this so I’ll leave it here. It’s as much cliche as it is truth; we have to live each day like it could be our last.

Hug your kids, love on your partner and be good to yourself.

Rene

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