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The most authentic – and heartwrenching – Christmas message I’ve heard this year

From BBC news:

Hannah Saaf, 28, of St Michael’s Hill in Kingsdown, Bristol, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at Bristol Crown Court in September.

Sam Riddall was killed in May as he walked with friends in Westbury-on-Trym on his way home from a church.

The Bristol University law graduate had been travelling at at least 61mph (98km/h) in a 30mph zone, behind the wheel of a white Ford Focus.

And here’s the message from Sam’s dad:

In four days time we celebrate Christmas, and it’s going to be our first Christmas without our Sam, and it’s going to be very hard for us indeed, because we still miss him very much.

At Christmas we remember that God sent his son Jesus into the world to bring peace. And it’s this same God that is giving us the strength and helping us to forgive Hannah for the terrible thing she’s done to us by killing our son.

It’s not easy. It’s not going to be easy. But with God’s help we know that it is possible.

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