Saturday, January 10, 2009
Last night was a tragic day for friends and family as Patricia, Caroline, and Anthony finished their tours of this planet. . . My mind is still having a difficult time grappling with the news of the car accident. My mind is also dwelling on the fact that just three weeks ago yesterday, they all had their feet under my dining room table! Patricia and I laughed about finding Caroline in Seth's bed - under the covers - reading a book. We decided we might tease her about it when she was fifteen. Caroline was one of those sweet little girls that you couldn't help but love! She also had a sweet little voice, and I had even taken music to church on Wednesday so Seth and Caroline could start working on a duet. I just recently discovered that Anthony could make as much noise as Ethan; he just took two years to warm up to me! And Patricia. . .Troy and I had just chatted about how nice it is to see a woman who has her priorities in the right place. I am so glad I took the time to give her a few compliments on our last Sunday together!
pErspECtive is everything! Philippians 1:21
So, take a little time to hug your family and give a nice word to your friends as you never know when will be the last time their feet are under your dining room table!

  posted at 8:09 AM  

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Lori said...

The news of this tragic accident has rocked me to the core. I went to school with Patricia, but never knew her family, they looked like such a loving family. My heart goes out to Brent and the family, it is truly a sad day.

At 1:00 PM, Blogger tacomom said...

This is so incredibly sad. I have no idea who they were but they were part of the family of God and somehow that makes it seem like I knew them. I am hurting for the surviving husband trying to imagine your whole family being whisked away from you all at once. May God surround him with comfort and peace that only God can give.

At 1:53 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

I don't know her or her husband but I do know her cousins, aunt and uncle. I can't imagine the pain Brent and their entire family must feel today. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with them.

At 6:09 PM, Blogger Sarah Cook said...

Not sure that I know this precious family, but it breaks my heart to think about it. I will pray for the surviving family members.

At 7:23 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

At 9:28 PM, Blogger Sara said...

Absolutely heartbreaking. We got the news this morning and have been in a state of shock all day. We are praying for Brent.

At 1:41 AM, Blogger Mom C said...

My heart breaks for all of your family, your church family and especially for wifeless, childless, Brent. May God strengthen and comfort all of you.

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At 8:57 AM, Blogger ~Heather~ said...

I have known Patricia all her life. She and her parents and sisters are like family to our family. Yesterday morning when I read the email from her Mom regarding their deaths, I was soooooo shocked that I yelled right out-loud...."NO!!!!" and then started weeping! I have never met Brent, but my heart aches for him!! My prayers are with him, his parents, and Patricia's family!
And yes, I did value my family a little more yesterday.

At 2:35 PM, Blogger Taylors said...

I'm still in shock about this. My heart aches for Brent and the rest of the family. They are in our prayers continually...

At 1:01 PM, Blogger Les said...

My heart just aches for their family and yours. I can't imagine how you, Troy, and the boys feel right now. I'm praying for your precious boys especially right now, to have lost friends at such a tender age. I pray comfort for all of you, their family, and especially Brent.

At 3:27 PM, Blogger Norma Gwen Watson said...

They certainly were precious people and loved by all. Everyone is reeling from the shock of it all. We need to remember that life is so fragile; and show our love to our family each and every day. I tell my family, "we can do anything or go through anything, as long as we are together."

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Angie Davis said...

Praying for Brent and all the hurting friends and family today. I trust God will be close to all of you during the funeral and the months ahead.

I wish I had the right words for this occasion, but the unbelievable sadness of this tragedy simply takes your breath away--even for those of us who never knew them.

At 4:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you had any updates on the investigation? I've read the horrible things that people are saying about this father (in the comments of the newspaper articles online), and I'm praying that the investigation will clear him 100%. What a thing to go through after such a tragedy!

Praying for you, too.

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Martha C said...

I am not sure about all of the investigation as I do not follow closely to what the media is saying. I have seen enough to know they messed up on some of their reporting, so it makes me lack confidence in their other info.


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