Sad news this morning

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Well, I was supposed to go to a new group meeting for brunch that was starting up this morning called, "Lonely Hearts Club" for women who are sending kids off to college. This group is starting up due to so many women in our church going through this "empty nest" phase. Well, this morning at about 7:30, I was snoozing away when the phone rang. David (God bless him!) jumped up to go in the kitchen and answer it, closing the door so I could continue to sleep. Later, after he knew I was awake, he came in and brought me some coffee (DON'T YOU LOVE THIS MAN?), and sat down on the bed's edge. He told me that the women's brunch was cancelled this morning. So I asked why.

Here's where it gets tough to write. He tells me that one of my daughter's friends in our church, also a freshman in college, was driving home late last night from North Carolina State where she's in school, and crashed her car. She died in the hospital during the night. Apparently she was supposed to get home at around 11:00, and her mom and dad started to worry. Then they got the news, probably from the police or emergency crew. This is killing me, because I have watched Chelsea (girl's name) grow up from the age of about 6 years old. Her mom is a dear friend to me and my heart is breaking for her and for their family. Chelsea was the youngest of three children, and the only one that had never given her parents any trouble. The older two were adopted and were very rebellious in their teenage years. Thankfully, things in their lives are now settled down and in order. Ryan, their middle kid, has been fighting in Iraq, and we all have spent many hours praying for and thinking about him. Now this. I'm totally at a stand-still about what to do. I haven't told my children yet about this. Carol is home for the weekend, upstairs sleeping, and I hope I can tell her in the right way. You guys are the first to know from me about this!

I have to lead Sunday School in the morning, for a bunch of women in our church. I just don't know if I can do it!

Thanks for letting me ramble about this. I'm still digesting it all.
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    I have nothing to add wes, other than my thoughts, love, and prayers go out to you. I am holding my daughters closer every day.
    3494 days ago
    Just read your Blog and it is so hard to loose them when they are so young. My son lost one of his best friends last year to cancer. I pass his grave every morning on the way to work. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and all the friends. Belinda
    3495 days ago
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    WOW, you and the family will be in my prayers. It breaks my heart to hear news like this. It is so hard to be there for friends when this happens! emoticon
    3495 days ago
    Oh Wes, I'm so sorry I was MIA, but I know how you feel. We had the same thing happen to my DD's best friend's brother. He was killed in a motorcycle accident. It is so hard, and there are no answers to allt hose questions, it just happens, and it is hard and sad and we have to go on. I'm here for you if you need anything at all. You'll say the right things(I'm sure you already did) to carol, and the family. Really, what can you say? Love and Hugs, Lynn
    3497 days ago
    So sorry to hear that, death is one of the hardest things to deal with, yet we all have had it in our lives at one time or another. Take things one day at a time, and somehow things will fall into place for you and your family and friends.
    3497 days ago
    I'm so sorry! I hate when stuff like this happens. It's always "why?" I'll be praying for you and your family as well as your friends. Take care. I'm here too, if you need me!


    3497 days ago
    Oh God Wes, every mothers worse nightmare. I can understand how upsetting this is for you. Do what is best for you they will understand at the church. Just know I am here for you if need be
    3497 days ago
    OMG, Wes! I'm so sorry! I know how awful that is! My oldest lost his best friend from high school in an awful car accident 2 yrs ago this last June. We too watched this nice, sweet boy grow in2 an amazing young man. He only had 1 yr of college left. It's hit this very small town VERY hard.

    I'm so sorry the family has to go thru this. Brings tears to my eyes & memories of Owen's death.

    Know I am thinking of U during this time. Oh, there is no easy way of telling them. We had no confirmation @ the 1st call it was possibly Owen, so we called our son to see if he had heard anything. That's how WE had to let him know. Not easy, I'm telling U.

    Many MANY hugs, my dear!
    3497 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/27/2008 11:19:42 AM
    Oh Wes,how terrible. My thoughts and prayers are with the family,you and your daughter. There are just no words for something like this...it is so unexpected. And such a tradegy of a young life cut short.
    Jim and I went through a situation like this last month with Jim's Uncle Harold.
    Know that I am here for you if you need me,just Spark mail me dear.

    3497 days ago
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