Monday, March 25, 2013

My Heart is Broken

I wanted to let you know that my family experienced a tragic loss late last week. My twin sisters daughter Jessica who was 22 years old, died from injuries sustained in a car accident. These have been the hardest days of my life and my grief and sadness is just so overwhelming .
 
I want to truly thank those who have offered prayers to me to my my family. The amount of support and prayer has been so comforting and such a blessing. I ask that you continue to pray for us and in particular my sister, my brother-in law and Jessica's sister as they get through this very, very difficult time.
I hope to share more with you about this beautiful soul that was taken from us way to soon, when I return next week. Until then, hug those around you a bit more then you did yesterday!

89 comments:

  1. I am so deeply sorry for your loss, Laura. You and your family are in my thoughts. Hugs!

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  2. These losses are the hardest, I think. Prayers for you and yours, Laura. xoxoxoxo Heidi

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  3. I wish I had words to comfort you. This truly saddens me for you and your family. What a beautiful angel God has welcomed to heaven. I will be praying for your heavy hearts. I'm so sorry.
    Warm Regards,
    Lesa

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  4. Laura,
    I'm so sorry to hear about this tragic event. I can't even imagine what you and your family must be going through...you and your sister and all your family will be upheld in my prayers. ~Tammy

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  5. I wish I knew what to say other than I am praying for you and your whole family.

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  6. No pain is bigger than the one you're all enduring. Some Angels stay too little time among us...
    Praying for all of your,
    Teresa

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  7. There are no words to say. Sending prayers to you and your family.

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  8. I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for all of you...my daughter is 22 and I cannot imagine a single day without her. I am praying for your family.

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  9. Laura, I have been thinking of you & your family all weekend. I am so sorry for your loss, somehow those words don't seem like enough but please know my thoughts are with you & I will continue to pray for you, your sister, her husband & their family. Warmly, Jen

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  10. I am so sorry for your loss! Prayers to you and your entire family.

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  11. oh, laura.... i am so so sorry for your family's loss. words aren't enough, but know i am thinking of you.

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  12. Laura, I am SO sorry for you and your family's loss. My words are so insignificant, I just don't even know what to say. I have been thinking of you lots and of course still praying for you all.

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  13. So sorry for you loss of your niece, prayers will go up for you and your family!

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  14. Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. How heartbreaking... She was beautiful. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  15. Tragédie de la vie, maudits sois ces accidents de la route dûs à la vitesse ou à l'alcool bien souvent. Je suis de tout coeur avec toi et ta famille, que Dieu vous protège et vous aide à trouver la force d'avancer vers des jours meilleurs.
    Affectueusement ,
    Laëtitia ( de Belfort en France)

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  16. Laura, so sorry for your family's loss. Such a beautiful girl and favors you a lot. Praying daily that y'all find the strength to get through this.

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  17. So very sorry about this tragic loss to your family! What a gorgeous girl! Sincere thoughts to you and your family!

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  18. Laura...I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll be praying for the entire family. ♥

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  19. So sorry to hear of your loss. Heaven did get a beautiful young lady. I'll keep you in my prayers.

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  20. Continued prayers for you and your family. Peace

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  21. I'm thinking about you Laura.
    Bliss

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  22. Laura, I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking of you and your family.

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  23. i am so sorry, Laura. I can't even imagine the heartache, but I know you are surrounded by people who love you and your family. Praying for you today.

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  24. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  25. No words can express my sadness for your sister's, your and your family's. I lost my daughter after 15 years of brain tumors 7 years ago. There is no way to explain the grief of losing a child. It is something you never get over. . . .it just becomes a part of who you are.

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  26. I am so sorry, Laura. I will be praying for you and your family.

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  27. Laura I am so sorry for your family's loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Such a beautiful girl!

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  28. While loss is never easy, one so unexpected and way too soon in a young life holding so much promise, seems to be inconceivably difficult to accept. Prayers for and your family that you find peace and are able to carry her memory with you for comfort.

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  29. Laura, So sorry to hear about your niece! She was a beautiful girl! I will be keeping your family in my prayers!

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  30. My deepest condolences. Please know you and your family are in both thoughts and prayers...

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  31. I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Heartbreaking. A beautiful girl.

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  32. Praying that you will find comfort in the arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ whose grace is sufficient and whose strength is made perfect in our weakness. May you and your family experience a peace that passes all understanding as you journey through this paralyzing grief.

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  33. Praying for your sister and family.

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  34. So sorry for your loss. Will pray for you and your family.

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  35. There are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss... Praying for you and your family

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  36. Laura, what a terrible tragedy and loss. I'm thinking of you and am here for you. You and your family are in my prayers.

    Linda

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  37. Hello sweet friend....you know you are in my prayers. I can't even put into words how heavy my heart is right now for you. Praying for a peace and a calm strength for the difficult days ahead.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  38. Sending prayers your way, Laura, and to your family. So sorry. May God comfort you all in His arms at this time.

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  39. I'm so very sorry for your heartbreaking loss.

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  40. I'm so very sorry to hear about your tragic loss. Keeping you all in my prayers.

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  41. I'm so very sorry for your loss. She looks so lovely. Deepest sympathies, prayers, and hugs to you and your family.

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  42. Dear Laura, I am heartbroken for your loss!!! What a beautiful young girl! I will continue to hold you and your sister's family up in prayer. Only God can comfort us in such tragic times. May your family draw close together and be sustained by the Lord!

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  43. I am so sorry for your family's loss. WE lost my brother in law last week as well very quickly and unexpectedly and it is difficult to wrap your heart around but knowing that others are praying does help.

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  44. Laura, I'm so so sorry to hear about your family's loss. Such a young life to be taken so tragically. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Debbie

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  45. Laura, I am so so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers towards your family.

    Jessica

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  46. Laura, I am so sorry to hear this. What a beautiful girl she was. We lost a hometown girl 7 months ago at the age of 14. She played basketball with my Granddaughter and if fact the ball team was there when it happened. I did a story about her on my blog. May God wrap his arms around your family and hold on to you all.

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  47. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time.

    Hugs hugs from

    Judi & Paul in the UK

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  48. Sorry, that was supposed to be HUGE hugs!

    Judi

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  49. So sorry Laura. My heart dropped when I opened this post. I cannot even begin to imagine what you and your family are going through. Sending you all peaceful thoughts and the strength to get through this difficult time.

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  50. I'm sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  51. My brother and his wife lost their daughter in a car/semi wreck. She was on her way to a concert where her boyfriend was going to propose. That seemed similar to your heartbreak. I'll be thinking and praying for you.

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  52. I am so sorry for your loss, I will pray for your family in this sad time. Look to GOD for comfort peace,and strength.

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  53. So sorry. I understand grief!!! Will pray.

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  54. Laura, I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful niece. I hope that the memories you hold dear will help comfort you in the days ahead. I'll be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  55. Oh my friend, I am so very sorry. Such a beautiful girl with a smile much like yours. Sending hugs your way. We'll all be here for you. Bloggers stick together.
    Brenda

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  56. Oh, Laura- I am so very, very sorry for you. The pain is almost unbearable. Our 16 year old nephew was hit and killed by a drunk driver several years ago and the pain is still palpable. My prayers are with all of you as you go through the upcoming hours, days and weeks. Blessings- xo Diana

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  57. Oh my dear, I am so very sorry for this tragic loss... I pray that the Blessed Mother bring comfort to your family....
    gena

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  58. Hi Laura. I know there are no words that can take away the pain that all of you are feeling right now, but please know that you and your sister and her family have been in my prayers ever since I found out about the loss of your beautiful niece. xo Suzy

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  59. So sorry to hear about this, Laura. She is a beautiful girl and now a beautiful angel. Prayers for you and your family.

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  60. I am so sorry for your loss. She is a very beautiful girl and I will pray for your family.

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  61. Thinking of you and your loved ones at this time.
    Suzyq

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  62. Again, I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful niece...She was an angel on earth and now an angel on your shoulders...My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....such a tragedy that is beyond comprehension...My deepest of sympathy to you...

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  63. Laura, you and your family have been in my thoughts almost constantly since I heard about your tragic loss.

    It will be an honor to read more about your beautiful niece and the impact she had on your family and this world. I only wish that it wasn't in tragedy that we are learning about her.

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  64. I'm so very sorry for your loss, sweet friend ... so tragic. I'll continue to keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

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  65. Laura, my heart breaks for you and your family! She was a beautiful young lady! Such a sad tragedy! Prayers of comfort are continually with you all, so very sorry!

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  66. I'm very sorry hear about this. Will be praying for all of you that Gods love will surround you all.

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  67. Laura, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I can't imagine anything more devastating than losing a child. Your family will be in my thoughts, and I will be giving mine extra tight hugs.

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  68. oh Laura, my heart is broken for you and your family. How absolutely devastating...loosing a child has to be the most horrific thing in the world. So young God bless her. My thoughts...prayers and love are coming to you and yours in the terrible time. I wish I had the words...

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  69. So sorry to hear of your heartbreakiing loss and of course will pray.

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  70. Laura, I was so sorry to read of your heartbreaking loss. You and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since.

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  71. So very sorry to read of your loss. I will be praying for your family.

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  72. I am so truly sorry for your loss, Laura. You and all of your family are in my prayers.

    Carol

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  73. Oh Laura, I am so, so sad to hear of this tragic loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...

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  74. Oh Laura, I am so very sorry for yours and your family's tremendous loss. She was a beautiful girl that was most definitely taken much too soon. I have had you and your entire family in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to.
    xoxo
    Nancy

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  75. Laura, I am so incredibly sorry for the loss of your beautiful niece. What a tragic story. I lost my 21-year old son a few years ago, so unfortunately, I know the horror of losing a child. My heart and prayers not only go out to you, but your sister, BIL, and other niece as well.

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  76. I am so sorry for your loss...she looks like her aunt. Praying comfort and mercy for all of you in the days ahead.

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  77. There are no words.

    - The Tablescaper

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  78. I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you and your family.

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  79. I am so very sorry.....you and your family will be in my prayers

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  80. I am so very sorry.....you and your family will be in my prayers

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  81. I am saddened to hear of the tragic loss of a young, vibrant woman.

    May the wonderful memories of Jessica bring your family a little comfort during this sad time.

    My thoughts are with your family.

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  82. I am so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. My heart will pray often for you and Jessica's family. Again, My deepest sympathy.

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  83. I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful niece.My heart breaks for you and your sister.

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  84. Laura, there are no words to express how sorry I am for this devastating loss. My heart breaks for you and your sister and her family. I can not even imagine what they must be going through. You are all in my prayers.

    With love, Laura

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  85. I am so sorry for your family. My baby brother was killed a year ago in an auto accident and I still am reeling from it today. I wish there were words to say to comfort y'all.

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  86. SO sorry Laura for your tragic loss. Will be praying for you and for your family. It is sometimes impossible to understand why the Lord allows such things, but we must at that time totally throw ourselves at His feet and ask for His comfort and strength as He helps us through the new journey. And we all pray that He continues to comfort and encourage each of you, bringing you each peace that passes all understanding. God bless you. Cathy B

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  87. my deepest sympathies...

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  88. Dear Laura,

    I've seen this post before but this time, I just have to say...

    She IS so beautiful.

    Patricia Ann

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