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Oct 25, 2010

A Loss for Words

Stephanie, Garrett, Tiffany, Daniel

From Michelle:

I waited to post this until I was sure it was okay with my Aunt.

My 17 year old cousin, Daniel was killed in a car accident this weekend. His mom (my Aunt Carol) was pregnant with Daniel when I was pregnant with Garrett. They were friends their whole lives. Daniel was one of Garrett's best friends, if not his very best.

My Aunt is anguished. His whole family is hurting and in shock. Please pray for my Aunt Carol and all of Daniel's friends and family.

Today I'm traveling to Texas for the funeral, which takes place tomorrow. Please pray for the safety of those who will be traveling and for strength and peace for those who will be saying goodbye.

Brent is at home with Abby, Landis and Hannah. He is a world class multi-tasker. The kids will do great but I know he will be tired.

Thank you for praying.

42 comments:

Lisa said...

Praying for all the family's hearts.

Maya'lee said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I'll be praying for you all.

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Brent and Michelle - I am so sorry for your loss! We will be praying for your family and Garrett!

Love and hugs,
Jill

Colton's Journey said...

Prayers for all! Be safe traveling!

Kimberlie said...

I am praying. No words can comfort but our Heavenly Father's love can. I am sorry for your family's loss!

Nancy said...

How tragic. Find some peace in the fact that he is dancing with Jesus. Will keep you all in my prayers.

@PamelaMKramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

Our prayers are with you and your family.

"Lolli" said...

I am so incredibly sorry! Please know that you ALL are in my prayers!

Sandy Cooper said...

Michelle,

I am so very, very sorry. I will pray.

Love,
Sandy

Trennia said...

Praying for the family...

Nati @ I will praise Him said...

I'm so sorry!
I just said a prayer for you all.

Phyllis said...

Oh Michelle, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for all of your family.
Phyllis

snekcip said...

I don't sign often, but want you to know that I'm praying for your family. May God keep, protect and sustain your family through the homegoing of Daniel.

Kristina said...

Praying for the families.

Debbie T said...

So sorry to hear this, Michelle. Your family is in my prayers. What a tragedy.

Kim M said...

Praying for Daniel's hurting family and friends. I'll be praying for safety for all traveling and that the Holy Spirit wrap His loving arms of comfort around your Aunt Carol.

Also will be praying for Brent and the kiddos.

Kelli said...

I am so sorry for your family's loss, Michelle. There are no words at a time like this. God's blessings of comfort and peace to your entire family.

sara said...

Praying for your Aunt and your entire family. I am so sorry for your loss.

Michelle said...

my grandmother died this week too. i know it's not the same as a young man like Daniel, i'm just saying i'm walking through this sort of experience right now as well.

praying...

Cathy said...

Oh, Dear, that is terrible. Praying for everyone and for traveling mercies. Hugs ~

Michelle Mann said...

Michelle and Brent,
Lifting you up in prayer as your family deals with this loss.
A heartfelt prayer for Garrett as he deals with his loss.
Much Love,
Michelle

Sonia said...

So sorry for all your family is going through. I can't imagine the pain.

Praying for you all, as you say good-bye, and for Brent as he multi-tasks.

Sonia

The Crabtrees said...

Oh this is so sad. I am so sorry -
I pray your Aunt will somehow get
thru this. My heart breaks for and with her. I pray she knows Christ and the hope only he can give to this suffering world. I will be praying for her.

Emma said...

Oh no, sounds really hard for all of you. Praying for strength to get everyone through this hard time and for you all to have some better times.

Love and blessings,
E x

Holly said...

Oh my...I am praying. : (

Debbie said...

Oh Michelle, I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy. I will continue to keep your family in my prayers and broaden them to include Daniels family and friends.
Love, hugs and prayers.

Oldqueen44 said...

So So Sad... for all the families that loved this young man. Many blessings to all.

Denise said...

So sorry for your loss. God bless and comfort you and your family during this time.

Kerry McCullough said...

So sorry to hear that. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

Petula said...

I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss. What a tragedy. Praying for safe travels, peace and comfort during such a difficult time.

~Jamie~ said...

Will be praying for your family. Such tragic news, I am so sorry to hear, So sad when anyone, especially a young person, is taken.

Anonymous said...

Keeping your family in my prayers!

Cindy

Sophie said...

How tragic, I'm so terribly sorry for your family's loss. Your poor aunt must be devastated.
It's such a shame that he is gone at such a young age.
I'll pray for your family.

Ann Brown said...

I am so so sorry for your loss. The loss of any family member is extremely painful, but the loss of a child is truly devastating. You, your Aunt Carol, and your entire extended family are in my prayers.

The McCammons said...

I am so very sorry for you and your families loss. Praying for all!

Jillian and Crew said...

I am so sorry, praying...

Anonymous said...

Praying for your family, Daniel's family and friends.

Alex and Sam said...

I am so sorry for your loss.. prayers for all of you...

SandyL said...

Praying for your family..I know how hard it is to lose a child..I lost my son 20 years old in January... Please let your Aunt know about a wonderful organization called The Compassionate Friends that has support groups throughout the USA...it has been a life saver for me..

Mama D.'s Dozen said...

I am so sorry to hear of this loss.

Was Garrett able to attend the funeral with you? I hope so.

I will be praying for you and your extended family. I cannot imagine the pain.


Laurel :)

Tee said...

Oh, Michelle, I'm so sorry. I can't imagine how your family must be feeling right now. I will be praying for your family.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss in your family. I remember "Aunt Carol" from all the times you have mentioned her in posts when Abby was in the hospitals and being treated. Carol has been such a blessing for you and my heart cries for the loss she is feeling at this time. We can't understand why someone so young is taken away from our lives, but it is then that we have to lean on God and family to get through these times. I wish that I could give you a hug and be there to cry "with" you, but just know that I will be asking God to give you the strength that you, Garrett and Daniel's family will need.

love and prayers..
Ann Stegall
Wake Forest, NC