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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Letters to the Editor 7/12/14
Supports Cook’s efforts
To the Editor: Kudos to our State Rep. Byron Cook for his efforts to put the brakes on “dark money” that funds political campaigns (Corsicana Daily Sun, July 2, 2014).
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To the Editor: Last weekend I attended the 51st Annual Model A Ford Texas Tour in your fair city of Corsicana. Over 100 Model A Fords were registered. Over 200 people attended the event.
Letters to the Editor 5/31/14
To the Editor: I am retiring from teaching at the end of this year and I would like to take a moment to say “Thank You” to everyone who has had a part in this journey. My 27 years in the field of education have been an adventure for which I will always be thankful.
Letters to the Editor 5/24/14
Grateful for support
To the Editor: The Emhouse Community Center had a Fundraiser Fish Fry on May 17
Drain Letter to Editor
The Emhouse Community Center had a Fundraiser Fish Fry on May 17 and we had great food, great workers and lots of talking and visiting with all our friends and neighbors who came to support our Community Center.
Billy Batton Letter to Editor
While I’m still here, I would like to say “thank you” to the people of the Mildred School District who made my 44 years at Mildred School very enjoyable and satisfying.
Virginia Martin Letter to Editor
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Letters to the Editor 5/3/14
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Letters to the Editor for Saturday, April 12, 2014
Thanks for service
To the Editor: The Blooming Grove Elementary School would like to express appreciation to several individuals and businesses that for three years have provided a “free” vision exam and eyeglasses for many of our students.
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