Working & Creating Through The Pain

April 22, 2021  •  1 Comment

Working and Creating Through The Pain by Tim LaytonWorking and Creating Through The Pain by Tim Layton In case you don't already know, my youngest daughter Abby was tragically killed in a car accident on April 15, 2021. 

I am openly sharing my pain and suffering in hopes that it may help someone else. 

It has only been one week since I got the call that my daughter was killed in an auto accident on her way home from school.  I basically don't know how to process all of these feelings and emotions. 

I am writing this article today because I can't sit and dwell on these horrible thoughts.  I am not sure what to do, so I am just trying my best to put one foot in front of the other.

I have been walking for miles every morning because being outside and exercising somehow brings me some relief for a short time.  After I complete my basic human requirements like showering and eating, I am not sure what to do with myself.  

Today, I decided to at least attempt to work a little bit and see how that went.  I can't focus for long, but I am pushing through and trying to keep creating because creating new artwork is at the center of my soul.  It has brought me great joy for many years and hopefully it may in the future again.  

I don't feel up to going out in the field right now, so I am looking through my sizable backlog of negatives for possible candidates that I want to pursue.  

I am sure there are many people that read this article today have experienced similar loss.  I offer my sincere condolences to you.  Losing a parent or sibling is horribly difficult, but losing a child is beyond anything that I can accurately describe in words.  

I will close this brief article today with a plea.  Abby wasn't wearing a seat belt and while there is no way to be absolutely certain she would have survived if she was, I believe it could have made a significant difference.  I encourage all parents to be diligent, even with your adult children to remind them to wear their seat belts at all times whether they are driving or a passenger.  If Abby's tragedy can possibly help save a life in the future, then I know that would be exactly what she would want.   

-Tim Layton

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Randy Moe(non-registered)
God Bless Abby and all your family

Thank you for writing truth

RIP Abby
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