Very touching story to inspire us to be more forgiving. It is also be a sobering
lesson for us who drive motor vehicles. Driving is an activity that demands our
full attention every second we are behind the wheel.
These tragedies are heart breaking. We all daily make mistakes, take things for
granted and are sometimes just not using wisdom in what we do. Thank goodness
for forgiveness and I hope this young man truly learns the power of wisdom and
will never, ever....not pay attention to his driving. This family is remarkable
in their forgiveness and I know the Lord's precious blessings will be with
every one of them. You will be in my prayers.
Wow! What an amazing family and such an incredible example of forgiveness. I
drive a lot on our roads here in Utah and see A LOT of distracted driving,
almost all of it phone related in one form or another. I also see a lot of very
dangerous driving with sudden lane changes, squeezing in between cars at 60
mph-plus when there really was no room for the move (and no, just because you
signaled does not give you the right to do it), and worst of all, intentionally
running red lights because your time is more important than anyone else's
and you cannot wait the minute or two before the light turns green, again. I
feel very bad for the Parkinson family, and I applaud their ability to forgive,
but to cross over so many lanes to cause this accident was just irresponsible
and preventable. It should not have happened. In addition to the focus on
forgiveness, I hope readers take note of the accident itself and become more
self-aware in how they drive. Slow down and STAY OFF YOUR PHONE/DEVICES!
It brings many tears at the loss of such a very precious child. It's
unfortunate that adults have to experience this type of tragedy to realize the
importance of observing and paying attention to the laws. My heart goes out to
this family and I do hope the driver will repent and make some serious changes
in his driving habits....he is fortunate that the family was not filled with
vengeance and hate. My love goes out to this special family.
I have a 2 year old son and I'm not sure I could have the same level of
compassion as this family if someone negligently killed him. I of course hope I
never have to go through the pain they must be going through, but if I do I hope
I can follow their example. I have a lot of respect for them and pray for them
to be comforted at this impossibly hard time in their lives.
This is amazing
I hope every on has a speedy recovery. Learning to live with the memories an
regrets will always be with them. I wish them all well. What a love story. I
hope to fallow their example.
Hope he has to help pay all their medical bills if they didn't get offered
a hefty settlement by his employer. Admire their willingness to forgive and walk
a higher road. Hopefully, he uses that opportunity to take good care of his
family and do what he can to help this family and his community.
You are a remarkable family. Thank you for your example. Have a blessed
This story makes me cry. The Parkinson family fills me with both admiration and
humility. I'm not sure I could ever reach their level of love and
forgiveness. I'm simply awed by such people. I hope they are rewarded both
in this life and the next for such nobility.