Sunday, July 20, 2008

here yesterday...


(katherine and her friend, rachel...)

this morning has been a very sad one at our house...
katherine awoke to learn that a very good friend of hers
was killed in an automobile accident last night.

i think katherine is still in shock or disbelief...
as it is a lot to realize.

i cannot even fathom losing my child.
it's not the way things are supposed to progress...

however, it happens nearly every year
here in our small town.

the very over-protective mother in me
wants to keep katherine safely at home with me
indefinitely!!!
but, i know that is not right either.

as parents we have to let them go and grow...



please keep rachel's family in your thoughts and prayers...

love to you all and GOD's blessings,
dani xx



20 comments:

Jan said...

Oh Dani. That is just tragic news for anyone to hear. I am so very sorry. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with that family. I ache for them on losing a child and also ache for your loss of a friend.

SuzanSayz said...

That is such sad awful news Dani. I will be thinking of those poor parents and your Katherine, and keeping them in my prayers. I think you are very wise though to not hold on too tight to your daughter. Sometimes you just have to let them go and pray for their safety.
Love Susan:)

Tabitha said...

Dani ~ that is just the most terrible news. Please send my love to katherine ~ I will keep Katherine and Rachels family in my thoughts.
Love and hugs ~ TabXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

Amanda said...

Thats so terribly sad. Sending my thoughts and prayers to you all.
I can't even begin to imagine what Rachels family are going through.
Love
Amanda xxxx

caitlin said...

Oh my goodness, Dani. How awful. Something tragic like this does happen every year in our small town. And it never gets easier to hear that a child's life has been shortened.

I will keep her family--and yours--in my thoughts.

Much love,
Caitlin

Jennifer H said...

We're praying for them and for Katherine. So sad.

I lost a good friend and a boy I was casually dating when I was 17-18. It will take time to heal. A lot of time.

Love, Jenn

Weith Kick said...

So sorry to hear of your daughter's loss.

PhotoChick said...

Dani,

I'm SO so sorry about Katherine's friend - her family and you all will certainly be in my prayers. This just breaks my heart. I wish I could just give you both a huge hug right now! Don't hesitate to let me know if there's anything I can do - remember, I'm just a hop & a skip away, and I'll be more than glad to do anything I can. Take care, and God Bless you...

All my Love,
Amanda

Anonymous said...

Someone from church told me about this tragedy - I didn't realize that she was Katherine's friend. Kate and I prayed for Katherine and for Rachel's family during Kate's bedtime prayers. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help!

Love you!
anonymous d

Little Sweethearts said...

So sorry to hear such sad news. Please give Kat an extra hug from me and tell her that I'll be thinking of her and Rachel's family.

I'm very protective too but, as like you, I know that I won't be able to hold on this closely forever. We can only hope nothing bad will happen.

Love and hugs,
Tania

Mother Goose said...

I was blog surfing and found you through a blog. I could not let this post go without a comment. I am so sorry to hear of her passing! My heart and thoughts reach out to her family and your daughter.

E and T said...

Dani

I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Rachel. Rachel's family will be in my prayers. My thoughts are with Katherine and all of Rachel's friends and family. My heart aches for Rachel's family and friends.

Please give Katherine an extra big hug from me.

Lots of love
Elise

Tanya said...

So very, very sad to come back to such terrible news. Please give my love to Katherine (& a big hug too!!) I will be keeping Rachel's family in my prayers & you & Katherine too!

Lots of love,
Tanya xoxo

Lucy said...

Dani, So sorry to hear of this very tragic news. Please give an extra big hug to Katherine from me and let her know that we will keep Rachel and her dear family in our prays. I just can't imagine what her family is going through right now.
Love and hugs to you all. XO

Allikaye's Mama said...

I will be praying for Katherine too...I'm so glad she has such a strong mama example in you!!

linda said...

OMG I am so sorry to hear about this...it is a parent's worst nightmare. I will be thinking about and praying for Rachel's family...and praying for you and Katherine too. It's devastating for everyone.

Cheri and Jesse said...

Rachel's family and yours as well will be in my thoughts and prayers. I am really sorry to hear this and know that it won't be easy for anyone.

Michelle A. said...

Dani - I am so very sorry to hear about this tragedy. I reminded daily that life is too short to worry about the little things, and your post and your daughter's loss is just one more reminder. I can't imagine what their family is going through. I wish your daughter time to understand and deal with her loss. I noticed my sister's post and remember when she lost her friend and the time it took to heal. Take care and God Bless. Love, Michelle

dani said...

thank you all for your kind words and promises of thoughts and prayers. i hope that rachel's family will feel them that they may be up-lifted.
you are all so special to me.
really!!!
i didn't personally know rachel, nor do i know her parents. but we are all connected in this world, regardless...
katherine is doing better today. i think the loss sat in with her late yesterday afternoon. she has never experienced anything quite like this... so, thank you, too, for thinking of her:)
love,
dani

Robin said...

Oh my gosh Dani! My heart breaks reading about Katherine's friend. Her family, as well as yours, will be in my prayers.