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prayer request

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

I don't do this often but I feel compelled to ask all of you for your prayers, good thoughts or whatever you can offer. I don't really know how to begin, so forgive me if this post is all over the place -

Sunday night, my brother (J) lost a classmate in an auto accident. She was 12. Another classmate is in a coma (also 12yro) and her brother did not survive the accident.

Apparently, a group of kids (8) were in a station wagon, went for a joy ride down some back roads to a bridge (a known hangout for teens) and had an accident. It's still unclear as to exactly what happened but the driver of the car was a 15yro unlicensed boy; he is fine. There were two fatalities (above) and the other 5 CHILDREN are in the hospital with serious to critical injuries.

I cannot even begin to fathom what these parents and families and friends are going thru right now.

J has asked to go to the viewing of his classmate tonight, so my mom & stepdad have decided to take him. It's a tough decision but I think it's the right one. My heart is breaking for him, as this is his first experience with death - someone his age and a girl he was close friends with. He hasn't opened up too much about it but I know he's taking it hard. He's been on his cell phone non-stop for the past two days with other classmates/friends - keeping updated on the situation and consoling one another - he lives in a TINY town (pop 900) and there are less than 30 students in his entire class. It's so tender and absolutely heartbreaking. Mom brought him up to see the Captain and me last night and they just left a couple of hours ago. I tried to keep him smiling and we goofed around a lot. But it's scares me to think of the emotions he's going to have to be dealing with in the coming hours/days. My god! They are only twelve years old!

I can't even see my screen anymore thru my tears, so I'm going to sign off. If you could just keep these kids and families in your thoughts and prayers, I would appreciate it. They need all they can get right now.

Be safe.

Peace.

7 comments:

Lori said...

I'll definitely be praying for your brother and the families and friends affected by this terrible accident. It's going to be very tough on him, but knowing he has a great family to lean on will help!

Jen J said...

[sniff!]

I will say a prayer for all involved. The first time that our siblings have to learn about death is always hard, but I pray that everyone can get through the pain.

Sarah said...

I am so very sorry. That's just awful. I'm sending lost of prayers and well wishes your brother's way.

m said...

Oh my gosh, my thoughts are with your brother and his friends and classmates. What a hard, hard thing to deal with now. I was releived to hear he wasn't hurt, but god knows it hurts terribly to be among those that are left behind to deal with the loss.

Please don't forget to take care of yourself as you are caring for him and your family.

dana said...

My thanks to all of you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers; they are greatly appreciated!

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