Faith, peace, love needed in wake of tragedies
A peaceful evening, calm and quiet. Labor Day week-
end, the traditional end to the summer season.
But Sept. 4 had a very different ending -- many sad endings, in fact. One man had his life taken, and the other ended his own life.
No sense can be made of the tragedy that transpired on East Idlewood Drive that evening. Two families in shock, one woman in horror, neighbors in fear, a community numb with disbelief.
Last week, another of our own was taken from us in a car-accident-turned-shooting by what appears to be an unstable individual. A family is left in utter grief.
Just over a year ago, another sad ending, as the tragedy at Sherwin Drive transpired. Again, more families, loved ones and neighbors brought to grief and tears.
A few years, Abrams Drive resident Tami Wong / and Officer Joshua Miktarian before that.
These things never happened in the town I grew up in, but that was a very long time ago and what seems like a million miles away. It breaks my heart to see tragedy happen anywhere, but it especially hurts that it happens in the city I love, in the very backyard I played in as a child.
There is no way to get into the heads of 18,000 people to know whether they are happy and content, healthy and stable, peaceful and loving.
All we can do is live each day with love and peace in our hearts for one another, care for one another, and continue to strive to make Twinsburg the very best place to raise our families, to keep our parents, to help our neighbors. These are the things we do, despite the sadness and horrors that come our way.
Hug your children, kiss your parents, show love for your neighbors, and live, in peace and love. I always have and always will. God bless you all.
Michael Turle, Twinsburg