Five years ago today, a friend was killed while running near her home. She was in her early thirties, and left behind her husband and two small boys, as well as her parents and sister. So today I ask you to teach your children the rules of the road, and to follow them yourself. Walk or run against traffic, ride bicycles with traffic. I, also, would recommend not wearing ipods, so you have the ability to hear the traffic. My request is simple, and can prevent a tragedy.
My son was born 48 hours after Amy was killed, and I have always thought that she is his guardian angel, watching out for him as she also watches over her own sons.