Super Mom

This is sad

As we all know,  our Olympic cyclist died this week.  Doing what he loves most. 

So young.
So unfair.

Such an horrible loss for his family.
For the cycling community.
For south Africa.

As I went through my Facebook feed tonight I was shocked.  Too shocked to leave a comment.  Not wanting to give the individual any airtime.  Though I will here.  I will share my feelings here.

She said that so many black people lost their lives on the road this week.  Why focus on one white person.  Death is death.

Oh the racist card.

Many people lost their lives.  Horrible.  Tragic. 

But he was on Olympian. A winner of the Cape epic. Still young,  ready for bigger things.
To represent our country again and again.

He is not in the news because he is white.

He is in the news because he represented our country.

Such a pity that she lacks the intelligence to understand that.
Oh….. And that is not a black thing … Just in case you want to throw the racist card.

5 responses

  1. archiesbirding

    Good comment, Bok

    January 6, 2013 at 9:26 am

  2. How sad. I am sorry for your nation’s loss. I pray his family and those touched by his death have comfort and peace.

    January 6, 2013 at 9:32 am

  3. tM010650

    I agree. I got as upset when I read the racist remarks there. You said it well. Xxx

    January 6, 2013 at 4:26 pm

  4. Haven’t been to your blog in awhile and so sorry to hear this. We had something very tragic happen here in Connecticut. An adult age of 20 went into an elementary school and killed 20 children and 6 adults. It happened within an hour from here and we are still dealing with the after affects. Many children lost siblings. Not sure if you heard about this over there but we held our children a little more tightly after that. Death is horrible regardless of race or age but when it is someone who has not even fully lived life it hits hard.

    January 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    • Melany

      We did hear about that. Our hearts are so sore for those parents. I just can’t imagine that happening. They were still so young. Same age as Zander. I looked at Zander and thought that should never happen to a child his age. It’s just not right 😦

      January 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

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