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.