“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.

 

About Chris Duckworth

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