Last Wednesday night, our 15 year old daughters performed with their high school band for the Spring Concert. Wednesday's concert included a tribute to the Beatles, music from Shrek, and a closing number of "YMCA." It was a fun night showcasing how much they have learned this year. After the concert, we gave two girls a ride home. I considered stopping for ice cream, but because it was late and the parents of the other girls might be wondering where we were, we went on home.
Little did we know that it would be the last time my husband and I would see one of the girls, Kaitlyn, who perished two days later in a plane crash with her father and two younger sisters.
Next time, we stop for the ice cream. Spend the money, take the time, and get the ice cream. Because for some, there may not be a next time.
Please keep this family in your prayers.