Little did I know that some of the faces that I saw around the Air Force base (where we used to live) would become life long friends. People I would see mainly at the elementary school on base where I would drop off and pick up my then, daycare children. These people didn't know it, nor did I, that Ethan would impact their lives forever.
One person in particular who was there the night of the accident, was a person who I had seen many times. I knew who she was because my little daycare girl would always run up to her and hug her. This lady was a Kindergarten teacher, and my little daycare girl had her the previous year for Kindergarten.
Anyway, this particular sweet Christian lady would end up being one of the most caring, loving, and considerate people that I know. The impact that she, and many others, would take with them after our tragedy...well, it's all for His glory. It's humbling.
My temporary loss here on earth, the death of my son, yes...it is so very hard. It always will be hard. But I gained many wonderful friends, and I am thankful for each and everyone of you. You know who you are, and I love you all. Thank you for all you have done for our family, for you love, for your support. Thank you for loving Ethan, and placing him in your heart. Many of you never knew Ethan until the night of the accident, and yet you mourned and loved him just as if you knew him for many years. Thank you! God bless you all, I mean that!