Today's post has no cheer. It's all about sadness for me and my family. Last night we lost someone very important. We almost lost her last spring to a accident. She spent months in ICU, Brain Trauma Rehab and Physical Therapy. She had only been home for a short time and her brother died in a car accident. And now, here we are 4 months to the day later and she was killed in a accident last night. The driver of the vehicle she was ridding in failed to yield. Failed to care about the precious cargo ridding in the back seat. The car rolled and landed on our "B". She was 19 years old. She was special to me. B turned 5 the year Chase and I got together she was an amazing little girl. She loved to play dress up, barbies and hang out as she used to call it. She was full of life and always lived it to the fullest. When Brayden was younger I used to call her at curfew to make sure she was home. It annoyed her but she always answered. And she'd tell me I'm home don't worry. She was always chatty - her mom used to say "she's just like you." She was a cheerleader in high school and I was privileged enough to watch her. I went home for her first ever pep rally! I was so proud of her. And when she walked across that stage to get that diploma I yelled my heart out. Last year when we thought we'd loose her we all got to know her a little better. We learned that she was a free spirit. An untamed heart. She's always seemed to struggle in her own skin. Not knowing who she is. Now, she's not here. And we don't get to find out. We don't get to watch her become more or use what she had to become something much SO more amazing. And I loved that girl! She was our JOY! And, we weren't done getting to know her. I'm very saddened by this. I'm sad and angry that it continues to happen in such a small town and nobody seems interested in trying to change it. How many people will die before everyone starts paying attention? And why does one mom have to loose 2 amazing children in such a short time?
Make something of your life. Who cares if you aren't doing what all the other kids are doing. Make your way the cool way and Choose to live. Hang out with your family on the weekends spend time where you belong. It's important and it really does mean something.
God's Speed Sweet Girl. You will always matter to us. Our only comfort is now you are with PaPa Bill and Dustin.