Happy Wedding Anniversary Joan and Bruce.
They look so happy here...taken about 6 months before his death. he would be almost 51 today...
This is my younger sister and her husband. Today 30th April is their Wedding Anniversary.
Today the man who killed Bruce on the highway last March was sentenced to four years jail.
Today Joan gave a victim's impact statement which the police said made the sentence six months longer. I heard that statement read through many tears as she wrote and rewrote it - how do you out it all in a few minutes...an impact like that?
It wasn't just an accident and was clearly intentional - there were so many witnesses as he was the bus driver and the bulk of the passengers saw the 4Wdrive coming at them on the wrong side of the road for some way...no booze, no drugs, no explanation that makes sense. By pleading guilty he avoided facing all those witnesses.
If he hopefully keeps his head down and serves his time - plenty of time to think - he may come to appreciate what he has caused. That is the best outcome. its never about revenge..although at first you want to rip someone's head off...hopefully he will come out and do something worthwhile with his life t make up for the dreadful suffering he has caused.
hen my sister told me the court was to be held on the wedding anniversary I was sad for her...but now in her and their daughter's own way they can breathe again and perhaps celebrate with Bruce behind them all the way.
So Happy anniversary Joan and Bruce.