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In honor of Rebecca Young

Saturday, December 17, 2011

This week, the world lost a special young lady. I have known her since she was
little, she sat on my lap or next to me at church, because she did not want me
to sit alone. For a little girl, she was remarkably astute. We became very close
as time went on, and odd things would pop up in my purse for her to find on
those Sundays...colored pencils, crayolas, notebooks, barrettes, things little girls
love to find...

Rebecca was honest, loved everybody she met, was a fierce competitor in high
school girls basketball, and no one I have ever spoken with heard her say an unkind
word to or about anyone. She had multitudes of friends, a great sense of humor,
was a great student...

She graduated from high school in May, turned 18 in August, and began college
close to home so she could drive back and forth.

Tuesday, December 13, she had finals and on her way home, in pouring rain, her
car hit water standing on the road, she hydroplaned and hit a power truck, and
the driver of that truck said she was going way under the speed limit, the water
standing on the road just threw her car out of control. Both drivers had their
seatbelts on, and I would expect nothing less from Rebecca.

She passed away in the hospital, at age 18, shortly after the accident.
Rebecca was a Christian, lived her faith, and her family and friends are devastated
by her absence, but we know she flew straight to Heaven.
I'm going to miss you, Babygirl. I know I will see you again........until then,
C'ya later.
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  • SANDYMAE3
    im sorry, i didnt know. so very sad. but in the arms of our saviour now, so dont weep for her but rejoyce.
    1736 days ago
  • SCOOTERGIRLOZ
    So sad for your loss of a beautiful young friend. This month must be an emotional roller coaster for you so my wish for you is to find the time to take care of yourself. I hope the love of your family and friends allows your heart to heal its hurt.

    My apologies for not sending my sympathies earlier.

    Scootergirl in Oz


    1736 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/26/2011 6:33:58 AM
  • HARLEYFREAK
    From the photo, I can see she is beautiful on the outside. The way you describe her she is even more beautiful on the inside. I know her family, friends and community will miss her dearly. I am certain that she is at home with our heavenly father and we all know how great that is for her. My prayers will continue for family and friends to be able to take the precious memories of Rebecca and find their way to go forward and keep her in their hearts.
    1739 days ago
  • CBEVNOW
    I understand totally this is what happened to my grandson, his truck did the same thing, he hit a pine tree. He will meet her and they will dance with Jesus. He to was so young, he had been to Iraq and been home a couple of years, getting his head straight as to what he wanted to do in life.. Prayers for you and her family.
    Caroline
    1740 days ago
  • NANA-JEAN
    What a beautiful story of how she shared life with you and you with her! I am so very sorry for your loss. I am sure that she is with Jesus - and that yes you will see her "in the morning". (resurrection morning)
    May you find peace and comfort in your memories of Rebecca.
    Jean
    1740 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/22/2011 10:51:44 AM
  • MUMSKI
    So sad to hear about this young lady. My heart goes out to you and her family at this very sad time. emoticon
    1740 days ago
  • MAPLETREE5934
    Darlene, I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your young friend. She truly sounds like whe was an exceptional person.
    1742 days ago
  • TAFODIL24
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    1742 days ago
  • PATTIE441
    Oh Darlene! I'm so sorry!! My prayers are with you and her family. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1744 days ago
  • NWCOUNTRYDANCER
    So sorry about your loss. Hugs to you.
    1744 days ago
  • BGUMBA
    I'm so sorry to hear this. We'll keep you and her family in our prayers.
    1744 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    I have tears as I read this blog. So very sorry for your loss. I always wonder why we can't have these things happen to the bad guys of the world instead of good people. Thanks for sharing her with us.
    1744 days ago
  • BUGLET-
    What a beautiful girl. We think of it as tragic and it is to those she left behind but thank God she is in heaven and if you could ask her she'd say "I love being with God, wish you were here." May God bless and comfort those of you who were blessed to know her..
    1744 days ago
  • 67CAMARO_SS
    How tragic! What a sad loss the world has had to endure. My sympathy to you Darlene, & to the family of Rebecca. Your blog is very warm, tender, & uplifting. God bless you for your strong faith, & God bless Rebecca!
    June :)
    1744 days ago
  • CAKAROO
    So sorry for the loss of your special friend
    1744 days ago
  • GLAMNGLOWDIVA
    My heart breaks for her family, so young and ready to take on the world. It doesn't seem fair. My thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca's family and friends. My thoughts are with you for losing a friend and writing a wonderful blog for her. May she rest in peace always.
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    1745 days ago
  • MUMSKI
    So sad for you and her family, such a lovely young girl taken far too early, my heart goes out to all who knew her. Hugs to you Darlene, because I know this will hurt you so much.
    1745 days ago
  • ALASKAN
    HELLO DARLENE
    I'M SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FRIEND AND TO HER FAMILY. I READ ALL HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE. MAY SHE REST IN PEACE AND KNOW THAT PEOPLE LOVED FOR WHAT SHE WAS AND WHAT SHE DID. SHE DID A LOT OF THE PATHS SHE CHOSE TO DO AND I IMAGINE SHE THOUGHT OF YOU AS WELL. PRAYERS ARE ON THEIR WAY TOWARD YOU AND HER FAMILY.
    1745 days ago
  • EBEAMS
    Oh .. how my heart aches for your loss and the loss to everyone who held her dear. Our lives are intersections ... and we are blessed to have people who cross our paths, then travel awhile with us before they receive their promotion. I'll be praying for you ... truly ... as your heart grieves for your very special friend. May God comfort you in this time of loss ... emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1745 days ago
  • SUSIEPH1
    How dreadful that a promising young life was taken in such a way ... My loving thoughts are with you, and her family at this so sad time !!
    Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon
    1745 days ago
  • JUNEBUG1944
    How tragic. I'm so sorry for your loss, Darlene. Please accept my sympathy. I know you miss her.
    1745 days ago
  • PEPPYPATTI
    Darlene, I am so sorry for the loss of such a close friend. She sounds amazing. She will be so in heaven as she was here on earth. Again, I am sorry & big hugs to you girl!
    emoticon emoticon -Patti
    1745 days ago
  • DUCKYONTHERUN
    Oh Darlene, I feel your pain. My heart too, aches for the loss of such a beautiful girl. I am so sorry. I will pray for you, for her, for her family.
    1745 days ago
  • JANEZAP
    I am so sorry for your loss, she sounds like an absolutely amazing young woman! Accidents like this are truely a tragedy i lost a girlfriend from school (19) in almost the exact same way earlier this year and it is a very difficult thing to cope with. Sending my love and prayers to you and rebecca's family, may she rest in peace xxx
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    1745 days ago
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