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Rickie Traeger: We All Take Life For Granted…




First and foremost, my condolences to the family and friends of the victims in the double fatal accident a bit ago in Rockford. 

Please keep the family and friends and 1st responders in your thoughts and prayers.

There was a rollover accident in the 2100 block of 16th st a little bit ago.

2 people passed away and a 3rd victim was transported to a local ER.

I always hate working fatal scenes.   I can tell you every fatal scene I have ever worked over the years.

They are always heartbreaking to work.

We all go about our lives every day and do not realize or grasp the concept of how precious life really is, until it is too late.

Each and every time I work a fatal scene, it is sad. But it also reminds me of how lucky we are to be alive and to have those we love around us.

Also at the same time, I realize that some family is about to have the worst day in their life 🙁

I know doing what I do (Journalist) I have worked many fatals over the years.

And I can tell you I always dread working fatal scenes.  By far the most heartbreaking scenes to work.

This scene was a double fatal, possible triple. 2 Confirmed fatals.

Words cannot describe working a fatal scene.  My heart goes out to all those that are involved.

It is a grim reminder that we all take life for granted. The most cherished thing, and we don’t realize just how quick it can be gone.

Please take a second and hug those that you love, and tell them you love them.

And to keep all those involved in this horrific scene, in your thoughts and prayers








Rickie Traeger: I have been thinking a lot about my NDE a lot lately




So I have been thinking a lot about my NDE a lot lately.   

I have no idea why, but over the last few weeks I have been thinking about my NDE experience.   Take for granted there is not a day that goes by that I do not think about it.  But lately I been thinking a lot more about it.

I have been thinking about how there is the possibility of the afterlife.  I can not explain my experience. I can only tell you what happened to me. I do not expect people to believe it. It is a hard thing to wrap your head around.  But I know I experienced it.  So all I ask is, that you keep an open mind.

I been thinking about the experience.   About what happened and how to explain it.  In all honesty I have no idea how to explain it.  You just have to experience it, to understand it.  And I do not want anyone to go through that.

But I sit here and think about things and the possibilities that may exist.  So, theoretically if we all die and if there is an afterlife or do we become ghosts.

I have always struggled with the idea of religion and God, since the experience.   Before my NDE experience, I did not really believe in God and the afterlife.  Frankly I just laughed at anyone who said otherwise.

After I had my NDE, I do believe there is SOMETHING that happens.  I struggle to try to comprehend if there is a God? Are angels real, what was that I encountered? Is it all just in our heads? When we die do we really have this new experience or is it just something that goes in in our brains? I mean there is a lot about the human brain we have to learn. So is a NDE another plane of life, a mental image, just what is it?

I struggle asking myself if there really is a God.  Why would God do some stuff that he does? And then how do you explain a NDE and my experience?   I don’t really know how to explain what happened, but it did.

I have been finding myself questioning God.  And I have no idea why I been thinking about my NDE a lot more here recently, when I haven’t thought about the NDE for awhile.  Yes, I think of it daily but nothing like to this in depth.

You know what I should do, is find some other people that have had their own NDE.
And ask them how they feel and to hear their stories and feelings.
I think it would be good to hear other peoples NDE.

If you or someone you know has had a NDE, please take a minute and contact me.

 








Rickie Traeger: I want to send out my condolences to the Barnes family




I want to send out my condolences to the Barnes family. 

I just found out Rick passed away. 

Please keep the Barnes family in your thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. 

My heart is heavy with this sad news. 

He was a good man. He will be missed by many.