Footprints


Today I stood at the end of my eldest son Ronin's bed in the intensive care ward of the Geelong hospital. This morning he was stabbed twice through the heart, by someone he knew well, someone he was trying to care for - and at present, his chances of survival are slim. He is in a coma right now - and tomorrow we should know more about whether he will come out of it or not. I found myself looking at his feet, still blood-stained from the tragic incident ... and thoughts bubbled up about the myriad paths we all walk through this dance we call life. Live's and destinies can change in the blink of an eye - all the more reason we should, each and every one of us, speak our hearts whenever we have the opportunity to do so. Don't hold back my friends - all we have is today - and even that is uncertain.
JBW

Comments

I hope things turn out well. That is a truly sad and honest opening of yourself and your current situation. All strength to you and your family. These things always happen with little to no warning.

My thoughts are with you.
Chris said…
A tragedy, John. Nothing anyone can say can relieve the feelings, but our thoughts are with you.
David Moore said…
John, I'm writing this reminded of what we spoke about on Thursday night, about how lifes' journeys and goals can alter in a split second. My familys' thoughts are with you and your family, and for Ronins recovery from this tragedy. I'm not one for prayers but I am praying for a positive outcome.
mike said…
keep ur head up my friend.
I am saddened to hear of your news. I will remember your family in my prayers.
Travis Browne said…
Don't know what to say other then all our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Karl Norton - Maai Hyoshi said…
Our thoughts also are with you John, we pray for the recovery of your son.
Unknown said…
Our thoughts go out to you and your family John, with hope that Ronin will pull through.
Bob Burns said…
What a formidable challenge you and Melissa have been presented with. Rachel and I offer our strongest possative affermations for the best outcomes possible for all.

Deep respect and very best wishes.
BlakeG2560 said…
John I am so sorry to read this.My thoughts are with your family.I don't know what to say. I hope for a positive outcome.
Samuel Wee said…
Our prayers are with Ronin John.
Anonymous said…
I couldn't believe what I was reading when I saw this - I hope your son, and the medical staff can overcome this.
All the best to you all..
Miriam Mallinder said…
Very sorry to hear this John, you do not deserve this in your life. You who gives so much of yourself to others and always a positive, cheerful and encouraging influence.

My thoughts are with you and your family. Take care of yourself at this time.

Miriam (ex Takapuna dojo)
Anonymous said…
I have only just heard about Ronan. I am hoping and praying he will be alright. I'd like to visit him.....

Ronan's auntie - Chris
csimamora said…
I am extremely sorry to hear about this tragic event, and will keep your son, you and your family in my prayers!
Anonymous said…
My thoughts and prayers are with Ronin at this terrible time. I sincerely hope he will be ok.

John R
Darren said…
John, when I read this I was really taken back by this horrific news and have been collecting my thoughts and words ever since, and still don't know what to say.

This is another of life's sharp turns that you never get to prepare for and is against the stream of nature.

I hope the situation continues to improve and that Ronin continues to beat the odds. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time.

Darren from GSW.
Sonny said…
John & Family
Our thoughts and hearts are with you at this time. We are praying for Ronin to make steady progress each day. It sounds like he's a fighter so you all be strong for each other and know that there are people out there who care.
Sonny & Family GSW

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