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Garrett Reid Found Dead In Dorm

A parents worst nightmare has been bestowed upon the Philadelphia Eagles head coach this morning. You get up, you are exited with the prospect of a very encouraging preseason ahead of you and then the phone rings.

Head coach Andy Reid got the information this morning that his son was found dead in his dorm room. This news breaks my heart as a parent, and my condolences go out to Andy and his family.

So many times we take for granted that when we pick up the phone our loved ones will be at the other end. The sad truth is that bad things happen and this is something every parent dreads.

Today my heart goes out to Andy and his family, and all they will have to endure in the coming days. I have never lost a child myself and can not sit here and say I know his pain, that would just not be the truth. I can say that I will pick up the phone when I am done writing this and call my loved ones and tell them I miss them and love them and tell them to be safe when I hang up. As many of you know this is a standard saying for me, be safe.

In times of grief we must remember that everything happens for a reason, and though I am sure Andy will always be wondering what the reason is that his child has been taken from him, his loss is for some reason is part of a plan. I call this faith, and we all need to have it. I do not know what Mr. Ried's faith is, but it will be tested for sure in the coming days.

I ask that we all take a minute and reflect on our loved ones, and how fortunate we are to have them with us.

This news has saddened my day, and also made me take a look inside. Do I have what it takes to deal with something like this? I sure hope I do not have to find out any time soon.

I will honor his sons name and not dirty it will all the reports about his drug use and legal problems, this is someones child and I will respect that and just say my prayers will go out to all the survivors.

Call your loved ones, tell them you love and miss them, and tell them to be safe. I know I am going to do just that.

Be safe.


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joe witt  

terrible tragedy when a parent loses a child, my prayers are with him.

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  about 9 years ago

I agree, one I never want to have to deal with!

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  about 9 years ago

Magnificent article Shawn, I go with your thoughts

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Maria

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  about 9 years ago
AJ  

God Bless Andy Reid and his family. May the media leave them alone so they may grieve in peace.

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  about 9 years ago

Agreed AJ

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  about 9 years ago

Amen to that Shawn

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Sharon

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  about 9 years ago

Shawn, what can one say. Words are never enough at this time. I will be following your thoughts today, Regards Keith

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks keith

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  about 9 years ago
Golfspice  

Important thoughts Shawn - well written.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks

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  about 9 years ago

Something no parent wants, or expects to do, bury your child... my heart goes out to him and the family...

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  about 9 years ago

Likewise

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  about 9 years ago

Oh dear. A tragedy.

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  about 9 years ago

Sure is Tan

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  about 9 years ago

Let's just hope and pray Andy Reid and his family can get through these tough times for them and find peace before long

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  about 9 years ago

Keep them in your thoughts

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  about 9 years ago

Nice article about death and grief, good job Shawn.

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  about 9 years ago

Thanks Alfred

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  about 9 years ago
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