Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

August 4, 2012

Letters to the Editor 8/4/12

In tribute

To the Editor: Eighteen years ago our son left home to work out and prepare for his Senior year of football. He never came home.

All these years later, we still remember that morning and think of that awful day. It is not as painful but there is a hollow ache in the gut that you just can’t get away from. Remembering that day is not something we do often, dredging up those emotions is too difficult, it hurts too much ... but we do not want to ever forget our son. And so we think of that Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1994 and how our lives changed.

Life is wonderful and full of joy and awful and full of pain, but we are all in this life full of all of these emotions trying to survive some days and to soar on others. On the days when life is wonderful, full of joy, living is easy, life is good. But on those days when life is awful and full of pain just surviving is difficult. It is hard to find something to live for or to even “go on” even to breathe. Eighteen years ago, we did not think we could survive this agony of losing our son, the pain was just too overwhelming.

For those who have experienced the loss of a child, you know. Time does help, the pain becomes bearable and you just keep on keeping on until one day you can think of your child without your heart feeling as if it will burst from the hurt. You can talk about your child without tears and remember with gratitude the gift of that precious life.

We are thankful for the 17 years we had John with us, he was a joy and a precious gift. Every tear we have shed was worth the pain just for having him.

God is good. We may never understand the whys of this life, the suffering that we have to endure, the loss of those we love but we can know that whatever comes He is there to go through those times with us ... we are not alone. We have an endless hope through Jesus Christ, not a hopeless end.

John never came home on that Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1994 but he went HOME to heaven. We will see him one day because he trusted in the One who gave His life for us.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Life is hard, without hope I don’t know how you survive. Jesus is our hope.

For John Eskind Hollingsworth

Bill and Gloria Hollingsworth

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