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:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

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

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

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

Lesa said...

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

Tammy Killoough said...

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

Anne Boykin said...

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

Teresa said...

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

Ginny said...

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

Stacey said...

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.

Jennifer O'Brien said...

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

Beth said...

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

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

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

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

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.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

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

Laura @ Our Prairie Home said...

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

Laëtitia said...

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)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

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.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

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

The Comfort of a Safe Place said...

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

Patty said...

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

Nancy Carr said...

Continued prayers for you and your family. Peace

Bliss said...

I'm thinking about you Laura.
Bliss

Stacey said...

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

Marty Walden said...

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.

Grammy Goodwill said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Ann said...

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.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

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

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

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

Robin @ Happily Home, After said...

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.

Old Road Primitives said...

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

Talia said...

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

Lisa @ HouseOfFabForLess said...

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

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

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.

Monica said...

Praying for your sister and family.

Shanee @ LivingLifeSouthernStyle said...

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

Jen said...

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

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

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

thistlewoodfarm said...

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

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

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

Laurel Stephens said...

I'm so very sorry for your heartbreaking loss.

Mary said...

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

Carolyn Marshall said...

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

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

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!

Diane Haynie said...

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.

Debbie Borthwick said...

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

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

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

Jessica

aarond said...

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.

Judi said...

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

Hugs hugs from

Judi & Paul in the UK

Judi said...

Sorry, that was supposed to be HUGE hugs!

Judi

Jessica @ FourGenerationsOneRoof said...

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.

Cathy said...

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

Jadded.Cat said...

I am so sorry!

Jeannine said...

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.

Sharon Sheff said...

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.

ruthie said...

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

Julie said...

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.

Cozy Little House said...

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

NanaDiana said...

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

gena said...

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

Suzy Handgraaf said...

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

Terri said...

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

Marisa said...

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

suzyq said...

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

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

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...

Atta Girl Amy said...

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.

Becca said...

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

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

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!

Susan Jackson said...

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

Tiffany said...

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.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

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...

Peggy said...

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

Keeping It Cozy said...

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

Sarah said...

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

Carol said...

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

Carol

designchic said...

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...

Artsy Chicks Rule said...

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

Melanie said...

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.

JennyBC said...

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

The Tablescaper said...

There are no words.

- The Tablescaper

Jennifer Rizzo said...

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

The underconstruction wife said...

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

The underconstruction wife said...

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

Angela D. said...

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.

mollydianeh said...

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.

six3design said...

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

Finding Home said...

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

Madonna said...

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.

ProjectHope7 said...

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

Diva Divorcee said...

my deepest sympathies...

Patricia Cowan-Wilson said...

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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