Some of you who are regulars and read all of the threads in these forums will know that on June 10th of last year, our 18 year old son, Garrett, was killed in a head-on collision with another 18 year old who had been drinking at a graduation party. He was going to college to be a game designer. I was looking forward to a autographed copy of his first game. Today we went to the courthouse for the offending young man's sentencing. He received 2 years in prison and 5 years probation and 100 hours of communittee service to tell others of what he had done and the consequences (and fines of around $30K) My heart aches for this young man and his family. We sent a letter to the court to try to keep him out of prison, for even though we lost our son, we have forgiven him and inprisoning him will serve no good purpose other than to give the public at large a distorted sense that justice was served. The judge presiding over the case was a fair man, and he had to make sure that all who were involved were served a level of justice that was due them. For this I am grateful, as he could have crucified this young man who did something stupid, but not malicious. I just wanted all of you to remember that if we cannot forgive those who have caused us some kind of grief or heartache, that our souls have gone cold. A revengeful or avengeful attitude will do nothing to lessen the pain, and only cause it to become a cancer within us. We do not have to forget, but we must forgive. Please, please, please, do not drink and drive. Thanks for reading this, and God bless you all.