I've been following Dustin Salter's story for several months. He was in a biking accident in November and has been in a coma since. He passed away today.
I did not know him personally, and I've been amazed how heartbroken I can feel about the struggles that other bloggers I've never met are going through!
I know Dustin is in a beautiful place and I'm guessing that most people would not consider laying in a bed unaware of what is around you the life they want (I certainly would not want to live that way!).
But, my heart aches for his wife, and my heart breaks for their children. I know that God is father to the fatherless and that he works all things out for the good of those who love him - as this family does. But, I see the disappointed look in my children's eyes when their daddy leaves for work early and they don't get to say bye. And I see them light up and race to see who can get the first hug when he gets home. And my heart breaks for those 3 children.