Almost 21

This post is rather different from others on this blog; it’s about the unexpected death of our almost 21-year-old granddaughter, Rebecca. In such a short life lived, what kind of ethical worldview might she have had? I cannot answer in a definitive way as I never had that conversation with her but I can imagine one. It was probably a worldview heavily influenced by home, community, and the Catholic religion.

Born and buried in Pittsburgh, Becca, as she was called, grew to adulthood in Overland Park, Kansas. With three brothers, she lived a life of competition in the home and the community where she attended public schools, graduating from Blue Valley West high school in 2010. While competition in itself is not necessarily “good” or “bad”, it can challenge one’s ethical outlook. So how did Becca handle the challenge? Most likely with her faith and the love of her parents and brothers.

The influence of parents is especially powerful in shaping one’s ethical worldview. Is it not so?

Missing Becca are we–Gramps & Gram!


One response to Almost 21

  1. On March 21st, 2012 at 2:57 pm , Carole said...

    Such a beautiful girl with so much potential. I’m very sorry for your family’s loss and happy for the time you were able to spend together. I can’t think of any words that would be helpful, but do know that warm and healing thoughts are held for you and your family.

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