Profound grief...Can a heart really break?

@cdparazo (5768)
Philippines
March 13, 2008 1:09am CST
"Can a heart really break? Can the one left behind be ever consoled? "... these are the questions asked by one columnist in our local newspaper about a man who lost his entire family to a fatal road accident. He lost his 17-year old son, his 39-year old wife & his 6-year old daughter. The father worked abroad to give a better life and future for his family and now he came home finding his entire family dead. “This is only a bad dream! Please tell me this is not true!”, the father wailed. One couldn't help it wishing it only to be a bad dream. How I wish that its only a bad dream but its as real as it could be. My heart broke and my tears flowed even if I don't know them and only knew of the incident from the newspaper. I can't even begin to imagine the pain that the father is going through. It must be beyond anything painful in this world...a grief so profound that one can die of it and really have ones heart really broken.
3 people like this
5 responses
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
14 Mar 08
it would be the greatest test of his spirit to move on. life may not be fair but it sure would bring out the best and worst in ourselves. I too, can't imagine how it would be like if i were in his shoes. it's going to be a whole new life for him. all we can do is pray for him.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
12 Apr 08
Now that you put it that way, I agree with you. It would indeed be a test of his spirit. I can't conceive a more imaginable pain for any person to go through. Those who are strong in spirit will still move on with an aura of strenght and character. Such experience can fortify the strong of spirit and destroy those who are weak.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
14 Mar 08
I don't know if one could ever completly recover from something like that. I do know in time people have gone on to live happy and productive lives after facing some of the most horrific tradgedies. It would take a long long time, I'm sure. I get really sad hearing these kinds of stories to. I don't have to know the people to imagine what it would be like to face something like that.
1 person likes this
@Ohara_1983 (4120)
• Kuwait
13 Mar 08
what a sad news my friend, it make a broken heart for the husband,it will not be easy to learn how to love again specially if your intere life just to dream for your family for thier succesful especially in thier kids, it will be easy to healed the broken heart if some one die in sickness than they are so health because of accident they all gone not one but all.i cannot say or explain what they really feel, im working abroad for how many years now it not easy to be far in you family how about those people who die by accident.it really sad.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Mar 08
that was a tragic accident!it can hurt and leave some indilible mark inside and always remember it the rest of his life..but he can be consoled by the relatives..
@subha12 (18453)
• India
14 Mar 08
i think it depends on the severity of the situation. if it is too tough that has happened to him, then there is no reason that the loss is irreparable.he has lost his family and taht is truly so sad. if the intensity is so much, may be time will erase some pain, but he will be broken.
1 person likes this