Young boy killed in school bus accident

by Rod Smith

When I heard the news this week that a student from a KwaZulu Natal school was killed in a bus crash my heart wanted to reach across the oceans to the boy’s family and to his peers at the school.

I am sure the impact was the same for you, no matter where you live.

I know, I know, many accidents occur daily and lives are lost daily. But, this one struck home for many reasons added to the devastating loss of a young and vibrant life.

The deceased boy sits between my sons in age. No doubt he was full of dreams and fun and had my sons’ senses of limitless possibilities. He was part of a vibrant and close community of young men who will probably struggle for years to try to make sense of something that makes no sense at all.

May Grace and Comfort fill the hearts of Themba’s family and friends and teachers and chaplains and counselors and, for what it’s worth, may that community so many miles away from my community here in the USA, know that we too, hurt with you and mourn with you.

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