Friday, August 1, 2008

Prayers Please

A terrible tragedy has occurred. I'm still in shock a day later. One of my students (he was in Bethany's preschool class last year) and his family were in a car accident on Wednesday evening. Another car hit a deer and that deer flew through their windshield and killed the dad. The deer went entirely though their truck, in the windshield and out the back window. Lisa (the mom) was able to grab the steering wheel and bring the truck to a stop. The family was on their way home from a baby shower. The mom and Jaren were admitted to the hospital for observation (all three, Mom, Jaren, and the unborn baby are all doing fine physically) overnight, but have been released. I cannot even imagine loosing my husband. Just the thought of being left alone, and alone to raise two children...I can't breath.
One thing that freaks me out is that I went on a trip with the girl scouts on Wednesday. Most of the girls were in a small bus, but another leader and I followed in her van so our little ones could be in their car seats. We went on that exact stretch of road less than 30 minutes before the accident occurred. And yes, we saw lots of deer. Oh, My, Goodness...I'm getting goosebumps just thinking about what could have happened, and what did happen. It was a freak accident. Nothing could have been done to prevent it, but WHY? I'm not angry at God, I'm just so sad. I can't imagine what Lisa and Jaren are going through right now.
The funeral has been scheduled for Saturday morning, and I can't even be there. We are in Wichita to celebrate my parent's 40th anniversary, the party is tonight. We could leave after the party and drive at night, getting home early Sat. morning, but I just don't see the need. Lisa is going to need support for a long time, not just tomorrow. I am praying for her nearly constantly...

Anyway, just asking for prayers for this dear woman and child. Such a wonderful family. Pray for strength, comfort, peace...
Go hug your babies, and your husband. Make sure they know you love them. Don't let them doubt it for a moment.


Anonymous said...

Andie your blog just makes me cry when we heard I just cried. We've been at several functions with them and I always loved visiting with them at the park and pool. We also went to college with them. What a great family. I just don't understand and I guess we never will. My body aches when I think about it. I too have been trying to pray for Lisa and Jaren throughout the day. I too can't imagine life without a husband raising two children especially going through labor alone. That was the same road I traveled everyday when we lived out at the farm. I've too have been telling my babies how much I love them and that they are sooo very precious to my heart.

Elizabeth said...

How very terrible!!!

I too cannot fathom being left a widow to raise my young ones, and pray I never have to face that kind of tragedy!

I will be praying for this family!

Anonymous said...

I was so sorry to read this the other day. I didn't know what to say, just that I am sorry for your loss and will pray for the family who lost their husband/dad.