The Accident took place around 11:45 pm just outside of Dumas, TX. The cast and crew of the outdoor musical TEXAS had spent the day at a BBQ celebrating the end of another successful season. Six people loaded into a Ford Taurus to drive the hundred miles back to Canyon, TX. As he pulled onto Hwy 287, the driver ran a stop sign. An 18-wheeler broadsided them. Five people died that night.
Many of our friends rallied around us. They prayed for us, cried with us, and celebrated our son’s life with us. One friend, Julie Mills, had lost her son two years earlier. She was part of a faith-based support group called While We’re Waiting. She sent me a Facebook invitation to join the ministry’s closed group page. I don’t know where I would be in my healing without WWW.
In my selfishness, I did not tell the parents of the other four about the group. I realized how wrong that was just before the one year anniversary. I wrote about it in Shame on the road to a place called Healing.