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I’m sorry I ruined your bike ride.

To the gentleman in The Orchards at Ellerslie this morning, August 1. I’m sorry I had to drive on the multi-use walkway this morning in order to do my job. It is never my intention to make things difficult for others, or inconvenience anyone. I heard, and understand, your frustration, I’m truly sorry. I only have about a foot and a half clearance on each side, I have to be very careful not to drive on the grass or mulch beds so I don’t damage anything. I hope you can understand that.

On a side note you were able to be out having an early morning bike ride with your child, what a beautiful thing. I’m sobbing right now because I would give anything to have been in your shoes this morning, but I’ll never be in your shoes again.

My son died two months ago. Hold your baby close, try not to sweat the small things, enjoy the time you can spend with your loved ones. It’s a beautiful day, I’m sorry I put a damper on it for you.

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  1. I’m heartsick to read of your loss, and amazed that you could feel enough kindness in your heart to post this message. My deepest sympathy on your loss and my admiration for your thoughtfulness.

  2. I really don’t like knowing how people died.. I mean is it to rude to ask… This world is changing so much so why can’t we share how people pass away? I mean I could and maybe would if my loved one passed…

  3. Dana Collins Dana Collins says:

    We need more people like you in this world! So sorry for your loss ❤ lots of love

  4. The reason those trails are wide enough for a vehicle is because they are also for park and maintenance vehicles. Never take on other people’s negativity when you are just doing your job. Hope you enjoy your summer outside making our city beautiful.

  5. So sorry for the loss of your son…

  6. Maja Black Maja Black says:

    I honestly just picked up a card and ordered flowers for a co worker who just lost his 89 year old mom. He is almost 65 and recluse except for work, a&w and mom. I passed him on the street by bonnie doon about 2 hours ago, I gave him a mom hug (arms over shoulders), he cried. We were in the middle of the sidewalk, I don’t care if someone had to walk in the grass to get by, this man has no one, and really needed that.

  7. Mj Mank Mj Mank says:

    Sorry for your loss I feel your pain ..,I too lost a child. Thst is absolutely commendable of you in you pain and sorrow to post about what happened as apologize. Be comforted.

  8. Cori Lori Cori Lori says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share…true story…dont sweat the small stuff. I am so profoundly sorry for your loss.

  9. You need another mom who can understand your pain and emotions feel free to pm me. I know how lonely a journey this can be. I lost my baby girl March 5,2017. She was 4. Your strong and can get through this. No matter how hard it seems.

  10. Omg my heart is broken for you. My son is sick with a stomach bug right now and that’s hard enough. I’ve been on the front step crying a few times already. Giving him lots of cuddles when he’s awake.

  11. Fuck it they drive on our roads drive on theirs too

  12. Love how this post made a real conversation. Shout out to the people in this shout out. It was refreshing.

  13. I know many grieving parents. 99% of the time they are the kindest most enlightened human beings ever. You confirm that. I’m so sorry for your loss. I lost my eldest son over 3 years ago. It is soul crushing.

  14. Robin Potter Robin Potter says:

    I always tell people to see the other side. This is why! We are all struggling. We need to be kinder.

    Op…. Many hugs! Thank you for posting this.

  15. Is there proof to your comments or just want pity??

  16. I’m sorry for your lost, but I’m sure your son had the best mom/dad in the world.. ❤️

  17. Most people don’t think about anyone else but their own inconveniences. This shows us that people can be kind even if they’re going through their own tragedy. So sorry for your loss, a parent shouldn’t outlive their children, I can only imagine what you are going through. You took the time to apologize for a minor inconvenience and I’m sure the bike rider wouldn’t have been so quick to frustration had they known.

  18. Brad Rose Brad Rose says:

    Don’t worry about this, it sounds like quite a minor and momentary inconvenience for them. Condolences on your profound loss, and please make sure you take the steps to get the help you need at this extremely difficult time, it’s so important.

  19. Riley Dagg Riley Dagg says:

    I’m sure you have a long enough hose to not drive on paths….

  20. Becca Dupuis Becca Dupuis says:

    That was the most beautiful and painful post I’ve ever read. I’m so sorry for your loss. Stand tall keep your head up

  21. Sonja Nicole Sonja Nicole says:

    So very sorry for your loss. Your post shows what a lovely human being you are. To be compassionate in your time of grief. My heart goes out to you. May you be able to heal your heart as you go through this terrible grief.

  22. THIS!!! THIS person is amazing.

  23. When I started reading this I was thinking how sweet you were by apologizing, (which you are) but then I read you lost your son, to be so kind and sweet to actually post this when all that you are going through and what you will always be wanting……sure makes me sit up a little taller and make sure I remind myself, whenever I get frustrated or mad, I really don’t know anyone’s struggles. I CAN tell you that your son is looking down and is smiling because he has a pretty amazing parent. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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