Wednesday, July 23, 2008

~A very Sad day in our family~ Prayers please.


Yesterday evening Ian (the one on the far left), my 19 year old brother-in-law was killed by a drunk driver. This is my husbands youngest brother. The baby of the family. He was broadsided by a 1 ton flatbed truck. The truck then flipped on top of Ian's car and had to be removed by the Jaws of Life.
Ian's girlfriend, Tessa was also in the car. She was life flighted out but I have no word on her condition yet. The passenger in the truck was also killed. Senseless....just a tragedy.
My husband as many of you know is in the Navy. He is deployed right now, until the end of November. They pulled him in an office and told him the news. He is crushed. Just crushed. His baby brother and he's gone. Derek is on the other side of the world...and not with any family. I feel so bad for him.
My in-laws lost their home in the 2003 fires. They were devastated. They rebuilt. This however can't be rebuilt. The pain they are going through right now is incredible.
The Navy is letting Derek come home. He will be home on Friday. Thank God, while me and the girls need him....his mother needs him even more right now.
Please say prayers for this family, for us and most of all for Ian.
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26 comments:

2H Design said...

Oh, my heart goes out to you and yours! Hugs, tears and prayers for your family!

Krista said...

Oh Katie, I am so sorry. I will be praying for you and your family. I am glad that they are letting Derek come home right now. He needs his family and his family needs him.
HUGS!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

oh katie I so feel for your DH so far away and alone, my heart breaks for him and your/his family. thoughts are with you all.

corinnexxx

Steph said...

OMG I just read this I have to say that my heart goes out to all of you and your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family...so tragic and terrible.

Tammy Tutterow said...

Oh Katie, I am so, so sorry.
I am so sorry that you hubby has to come home under these circumstances.

Much love to you and the family.

Tina said...

Like I said earlier, lots of hugs and prayers going your way tonight from Indiana Katie.

Holly McCaig said...

Katie, my heart is breaking. I am so sorry for you and your family. My thoughts are with you all. Hugs to a very sweet lady.

Caroline said...

Katie,

I am so sorry to hear about this. We are all thinking of you and praying for your family right now. Please let any of us know if you need anything.

Caroline, David, Deb, David 2, Noah and Jonathan

irisbleu said...

My heart goes out to you and yours. I will keep you all in my prayers and will light a candle.

Anabelle said...

Katie, I'm so sorry. I just watched the story. Sending your, Derek and the family many prayers and hugs.

Jeannie said...

I am so terribly sorry and keep your family in my prayers.

GREETJEXX said...

I am so sorry to hear about this.My heart breaks for him and your/his family. Sending your, Derek and the family many prayers and hugs.
Love Greetje

Alecia said...

So very sorry to read of your loss!! Many hugs and prayers from Houston for your family!!

Shirley said...

GIANT HUGS and condolences for you all....

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

So sorry to hear of this.
Prayers for you & your Family.

Charlotte Cramer said...

OH!!! I am soooo very sorry for your loss!!! I am praying for you and your family!!!

karen from creativetherapy said...

oh Katie, I am so so sorry. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

hilde janbroers said...

Katie, I can't imagine how you must be feeling. But I want to let you know that I will be praying for you and your family. I am sending you a big hug and hope that you and your family will have the strenght to go through this emotional period...
hugs Hilde Janbroers

Anonymous said...

This is so tragic. I'm so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the feelings of losing a sibling. Please know that there are many of us praying for you and your family. Big hugs!!!

Michelle @ AMM

Greta said...

I'm so sorry, Katie. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

The Melanson Crew said...

Katie - this breaks my heart. I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss. If you need anything - please do not hesitate to call.

Alison

Kimmie said...

I am so sorry to you and your family. That is so sad. I was hit by a drunk driver 6 years ago. My heart goes out to you!

Anonymous said...

This is so tragic. My thoughts are with you and your family. I hope you all find the strenght to deal with this great lost.

Mariƫlle Harmelink

Jenni said...

Kaite, I am so sorry for your family's loss...it's so hard to comprehend something like a tragedy such as this...I pray you will be comforted in the coming days and weeks.
-Jenni from AMM

Irene said...

my heart goes out to you and your family! Hugs!