Tuesday, December 5, 2006

sad news


Seth's cousin Danielle was in an accident on Sunday. She was a passenger on an ATV which struck a tree. She was air-lifted to the hospital where they determined that she had suffered extreme brain damage. Sadly, she died yesterday. She was only 13 years old.

Danielle was the daughter of my brother's wife's sister. I saw her just before Thanksgiving at Seth's birthday party and I was so struck by her loveliness. She was so sweet and happy, smiley and easy to talk to. She was having so much fun playing with Maggie and holding baby Shelby.

Thoughts and memories of her are weighing heavy on my mind today. I'm thinking too of her family. It is so tragic. And it happened so quickly.

39 comments:

CrystalT said...

I am so sorry to hear. My prayers are with you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Oh Amy, that is so sad. I'm so sorry.

Whim Of The Week said...

Amy-we are so sorry for your famil's loss. We will keep you all in our prayers. Hugs-Glenda and Helena

Dawn said...

I am so very sorry, dear Amy...

Sarah and Jack said...

Oh my, I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep you and your family in our thoughts.

Laura said...

OH such sad news. my prayers are with her family and yours.

Mama Urchin said...

Thinking of you and your family.

Funky Finds said...

I am so sorry that this tragedy has occurred. Please know that you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers.

clarice said...

I am so sorry for this loss. I will be praying for this family. Clarice

Kim said...

I'm so sorry to hear of this. So sad. I'll be thinking of you & your family.

jenny holiday said...

oh Amy, I am so so sorry to hear of this incredibly sad news. Both Aaron, and I send lots of love, and prayers to you and your family. Truly sorry.

Lots of Love, Jenny & Aaron

jenny b harris said...

What a tragic thing, I am so very sorry. Big hugs to you and Danielle's family. So sad.

Geek+Nerd said...

My thoughts are with you and your family Amy! I'm so sorry to hear of this tragedy.

Jeanette said...

How very tragic, Amy. I'm thinking of her family too.

Carrie Sommer said...

Oh Amy, I'm so sorry for your loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry. What a horrible, horrible thing to have happen. Danielle and her family will be in my thoughts.

Lilli said...

Oh, that's so awful! How sudden and unexpected. I'm so sorry about your loss and my prayers are with Danielle and her family.

Jennifer said...

So sorry to hear this tragic news. Sending good thoughts your way...

Anonymous said...

Amy, I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Danielle sounds like she was a lovely little lady. My prayers are with you all. I hope you will all find some comfort in your memories of her and that, in Danielle's honor, you will still find joy in this holiday season.

Jeanne said...

I am so very sorry for your loss.
Blessings and prayers and hugs.
Love Jeanne ^j^

Kim Hendricks said...

Oh Amy! I am so sad to hear of this unexpected loss. I'm sorry for the grief your family must be feeling. I'll be praying for comfort and peace to be with you and your loved ones.

Ashley said...

I will keep them and you in my prayers. Very, very sorry to hear this sad news. I'm just sure the Lord is holding her close at this very moment and the angels have welcomed her. I know she will be missed by your family. God bless you.

Maija said...

OMG, Amy. I am so sorry for your loss of a darling innocent child! I'm sure she was very special to you.

June said...

How tragic! I am so sorry. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.

Alicia P. said...

Oh Amy. I am so, so sorry to hear this. Many thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Gina said...

What a young age. I wish the family well, as I'm sure there hearts are so heavy this holiday.

amy h said...

I'm saddened to hear of your family's loss. I cannot even imagine losing a child. I hope her family can find the strength and love they need in each other.

Karen said...

I am so sorry for your loss...
Keeping you and Danielle's family in my thoughts.

Kelly said...

I'm so sorry. I hope the parents are wrapped up in the love of their family.

AnastasiaC said...

Oh Amy Im so sorry to hear such sad sad news - my deepest condolances to the family, such a pretty girl! I hope her family find strength in the wonderful years they had with their darling girl.

Anonymous said...

oh amy, my sincerest prayers and support to you and your family. losing a child is such a tragic event and i am so sorry that your family must deal with such a tremendous loss. all my sympathy.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

My prayers are with Danielle, her family and all those concern. Such senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to them, losing a child is devasting, I cannot imagine their pain...my prayers are being said.

Suzanne said...

oh my goodness that is absolutely terrible. I am so sorry for your loss. She was too young, but it looks like she was a living angel and touched many people.

Michelle said...

Amy, I can't imagine the devastation for your family! I am so sorry. My prayers are already flying...

Michelle

Dianne said...

So sad and so sorry. It's not fair sometimes, but Danielle touched the lives of those she loved and that is what they will remember.

Pam said...

Such sadness. I'm so sorry.

Anonymous said...

As usual I am behind on blogs and I am so saddened to read this news of a young life lost so needlessly. Its a shame how many young people are lost on these types of vehicles. My heart goes out to you and her family and will pray for peace for you all.

debra said...

I'm so sad to hear this--such a tragedy, esp. for someone so young. We have a friend, only 24, who was also injured a few months ago in an ATV accident, in Mexico no less (we live on the border). He miraculously survived a head injury even after the 4 hrs. it took to get him across the border which didn't happen until they had paid a $100 bribe the the Mexican hospital doctors--anyway, he is now regaining some functioning, but no one knows how much he will progress. And his wife found out she was pregnant with twins the day after the accident. I guess those things can be more dangerous than we realize.

Anonymous said...

wow im just about 13 thats so sad to have some1 like my age die. sorry to hear that. kelsie