A man walked into my office and sat down at my desk to share his love story. He had met a wonderful woman online from another country. They had been communicating for over a year and he was contemplating traveling over 4,000 miles to meet her in person. He wasn’t a rich man, he didn’t own a house, apartment living was good enough for him and his cat, he didn’t drive a fancy car or wear expensive clothes, but yet, to her he offered more than she could ever obtain on her own. She wrote beautiful emails, quirky texts, and they had an account set up that allowed them to talk on the phone for pennies a minute and they talked every day at [...]
Jim (not his real name) was a good guy. He and his wife of 6 years, Cindy (not her real name), had just bought a house and they were busy getting their two children settled into the house and new school. Everyone was doing well. The house was becoming home and the family was starting to turn its attention to the yard.
Cindy wanted a mailbox at the street with a flowering vine, so Jim was out at the street’s edge digging out the hard Indiana ground with a spade. In the next moment, their lives changed.
A car came around the corner and hit Jim, knocking him off his feet and landing him on the driveway, where he hit his head on the concrete. Since [...]