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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Time of Mourning



Yesterday afternoon Doane's oldest sister was traveling home from vacation with her family, and was in a serious car accident. They were over an hour away from a city, so by the time the rescue workers got to them, her husband had died. Her three boys were taken to the hospital, then one of the boys was life-flighted somewhere else. My sister-in-law and her daughter are okay.
When I got the news, I was just in shock! You never know when you will lose someone you love. I have a great appreciation for this, as I was faced with a daily thought of "what will happen to Doane?" when he was deployed.
As a family (extended and immediate), we're all shell-shocked over this. He was a really good man, a great husband, and an awesome father. I wish there was a way we could take away, or at least ease, her pain. Please pray for us, and especially my sister-in-law and her family. And remember to hug and kiss your loved ones every day. I am so grateful for the promise of eternal families!

9 comments:

Cynthia said...

Oh Beka, i'm so sorry for the loss. We'll keep them in our prayers

Sara said...

My heart hurts for all of you! My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

April said...

They are all in our thoughts and prayers!

The Petersons said...

Oh my gosh! That's so awful, I'm so sorry. We'll definitely be thinking about and praying for you guys.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Beka, that is a shock. My heart and sympathies go out to all of you. I'm just so sorry you're all hurting.

jenica heslop said...

so sorry for your loss beka, it's such a good feeling to know that families can be together forever, especially at times like these. your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

sarakorbi said...

thinking of you...

Jess said...

Hope you are having a good day :)

Mindy said...

Beka, I am sad to hear your news! Yes, life is precious and we should be grateful for everyday that we have together with our loved ones.