The wedding day is supposed to be one of the happiest and most fulfilling days of your life. So, it’s sad when it all leads to tragedy.
Two newlyweds in Texas died this week after crashing into one another as they drove seperate cars. According to the New York Daily News, 26-year old Cristina Munoz was driving her car north when it went across an unpaved highway and struck 31-year old Nicola Cruz, who was driving in the other direction.
The two were driving to different buildings owned by the company they both work for, according to police. They had separate shifts, so they had to each use their individual vehicles to get back and forth to their jobs.
“It appears speed and the layout of the road, including a hill crest, are going to be factors in the cause of the accident,” Trooper Jymie Ha told the Times Record News.
Making the tragedy worse is that the couple had three young children before they died.
May the couple rest in peace and let’s hope that their children are going to be taken care of and provided for. The tragedy just seems so untimely and senseless.
Clearly, the children from this couple are going to deal with grief and loss throughout their lives. Many of us dealt with loss or trauma early in our lives and have yet to recover. Helpguide.org provides a few myths about grief that you may find helpful in your quest to overcome some of the worst tragedies you might have experienced:
MYTH: The pain will go away faster if you ignore it.
Fact: Trying to ignore your pain or keep it from surfacing will only make it worse in the long run. For real healing it is necessary to face your grief and actively deal with it.
MYTH: It’s important to be “be strong” in the face of loss.
Fact: Feeling sad, frightened, or lonely is a normal reaction to loss. Crying doesn’t mean you are weak. You don’t need to “protect” your family or friends by putting on a brave front. Showing your true feelings can help them and you.
MYTH: If you don’t cry, it means you aren’t sorry about the loss.
Fact: Crying is a normal response to sadness, but it’s not the only one. Those who don’t cry may feel the pain just as deeply as others. They may simply have other ways of showing it.
MYTH: Grief should last about a year.
Fact: There is no right or wrong time frame for grieving. How long it takes can differ from person to person.
Source: Center for Grief and Healing