“It wasn’t bad. Just went to sleep.”

I just wanted to cry when I read this.  "It wasn’t bad.  Just went to sleep," one of the miners wrote before he died.  As he was facing death, huddled with other dying men behind a plastic barrier that couldn’t keep back the poisinous carbon monoxide, he wrote a note to comfort his family. 

He knew he was dying, and rather than panic or pray or write in an angry tone, "why me???," he left a message for his family, to tell them that he was fine.

Tragic.  Beautiful.  Overwhelming.

God be with all those who mourn.


Published by Lutheran Zephyr

Spouse. Parent. Lutheran Pastor. National Guardsman. Political Junkie. Baseball Fan.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: