Be back soon…

In case you are wondering where I am, I am fine as is my family.  But, there has been a terrible, terrible accident.  So horrible that many people’s lives have been changed forever.  


Imagine, dropping your child off at school, the child is messing around innocently doing kid stuff with some friends.  The childs friend knocks him off of the curb (with no intention of malice), the child falls on his knees just as a bus pulls out and runs him over with the back tires.  The child is taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.  The mother wasn’t even off of the school property before the tragic chain of events occurred.  The kids were running after her car to stop her, but she didn’t hear them.  


What is eating away at my soul is the pain of the child, the family, the hundreds of children who witnessed the accident, the friend who thinks everyone hates him and I am sure completely blames himself, and the driver (who loves children and his job so much he dresses as Santa at Christmas time to give gifts to the kids on his bus) all must be feeling.  All the mothers I know are completely distraught.  We are all distraught because our hearts ache for the loss of life, but mostly for those that are left living with the void a child has left in their hearts, the guilt, and the loss of the innocence of the hundreds of children who witnessed the accident.   


I cannot even grasp the scope of the pain that those involved must feel.  I am in morning as are many in the community are  right now, whether or not we know the family personally.  For the past two days, I am struggling with heartache and depression.  At the barn today, as the guys were cleaning the stalls they were all talking about what a difficult time their girlfriends and wives are having trying to deal with this and how they need comforting.  


All I have to offer is my prayers, I send them out for the entire community especially the family of the victim, and those involved, as often as possible.  I will be back soon…




About Deanna Castro

Deanna Castro has been training horses and riders professionally for over 18 years. She trains riders in Horsemanship, Western Pleasure, Showmanship and Trail Riding. Deanna is married to Native American Horse Trainer Fredi Castro and she is the author of "Six Weeks to a Better Horse".
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4 Responses to Be back soon…

  1. Sabrina says:

    OMGosh!! ((HUGS!!)) to you and all effected by this horrible tragedy!! So sad! :(

  2. dcastro says:

    Thank you~ I’m doing MUCH better now. It was really strange, I had to find a way to help in some way, once I did that I was able to stop feeling like a basket case. I guess I was feeling so traumatized for a reason. Thanks for the hugs.

  3. Oh…how awful. Like you, I can’t even imagine the grief. And the poor child who did the pushing! What a thing to rest on a little soul…

  4. dcastro says:

    I know, that is what has me so broken up about it. I heard how hard he is taking it and it kills me inside. I hope his parents hold him tight and keep telling him how much they love him. And the bus driver too, my heart just aches so deeply for all of the people involved.

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