By: Terry Bennett
In the practice of law I see a great deal of tragedy. In handling estates I see individuals whose lives are cut short because of some disease or accident. In handling automobile accidents I see individuals of all ages losing their lives or being seriously injured. The grief that comes from these situations is very hard to bear for the relatives, friends and neighbors of the deceased or injured.
We boarded a train as soon as we were born. The first people we saw on that train were our parents. Along the way of life other individuals boarded that train, such as brothers, sisters, children, friends, and other significant people.
Unfortunately, the train makes stops along the way. At some station in life our parents will step down and may leave us on the train alone. At other times, even a child or grandchild may leave the train before we get off. As these individuals step down off of the train into a station, they leave a vacuum in our life. Others will leave the train and we do not even realize they have left.
The train of life is full of joy, sorrow, grief, happiness and all sorts of other human emotions that we experience along the railway of life.
We never know at which station we ourselves will step down off the train. It is important that we live our lives with love, forgiveness, hope, faith and strength, and that we offer these to the other passengers on the train. When we finally step down and leave our seat empty, we should leave behind beautiful memories for those who are still on the train of life.
I wish each of you a joyful journey on this train of life and ask you to live every day as if it is your last day, because, as I have witnessed many times, it may be. Thank God for your journey of life and try to make someone else’s day brighter each day.
Terry joined the practice in 1974. His areas of focus include personal injury law, real estate law, probate law, estate planning, business law, corporations, and adoptions. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, United States District Court Western District of Kentucky, United States Court of Military Appeals, and all Kentucky courts.
A Hardin County native and former Army office in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps, Terry graduated from William and Mary in Virginia with an undergraduate degree in government. He received his Juris Doctorate from Wake Forest Law School in Winston Salem, North Carolina, where he graduated with honors.