Sunday, April 3, 2011

The Stuff My Nightmares Are Made Of

Boy Falls From Roller Coaster

Hug your children a little closer tonight. This is so scary to me. When Sean was 4 years I rode with him on the Sea Dragon at a carnival up in the Safeway lot. It went higher than we thought and he started to slide and would have fallen under the safety bar if I hadn't wrapped my arm around him and held on for dear life. Thank God I was holding him or we wouldn't have our son either. I have periodically had nightmares about this ever since. My heart goes out to this family. Please pray for them as they struggle through this hardest time of their lives.

3 comments:

Karen said...

You got it, Wilma. Terrible when we see our nightmares come true. Thank God you held Sean tight! It's late, I'm tired..off to bed!

Mel R said...

Oh so very sad. I just can't imagine. As much as I used to love coasters myself, I cringe every time Brenna gets on them even now that she's a "big kid". We passed a parking lot carnival last week and she fiercely begged to go but I just can't bring myself to let her go on parking lot rides. I don't trust them since they are always packing up and moving.

Wilma said...

We sometimes go to them if we have the money. I admit to having a soft spot for them as my grampa was a carnie when my mother was a little girl. Their equipment is actually quite safe. The tragedies that you hear about all the time are very rarely at a travelling show but at a permanent location.