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Thread: So painful a time

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    I have not been on in the last few days because of holding phone and prayer vigil over one of my neice'. She was in a boating accident on Saturday afternoon, I got the call from another sister while trying to serve the Wounded Warrior Bike Rally. The boat capsized.

    At first she was trying to breathe on her own, but she had a lot to overcome. None of them were wearing life vests. Her husband helped save a friend that was with them, then he realised Amanda hadn't come up, so he went after her, did CPR until the EMS got there, ended up having a mild heart attack himself. His step-father, drowned in the accident) was teaching them to drive the boat and they were going to stop to look at a pool of fish or something in the Ohio River.

    They did an EEG on Sunday, no brain activity. They did another yesterday morning and still no activity. Her kidneys shut down. She will have any viable organs harvested at 1 this afternoon. She leaves behind her mother, (my middle sister) her husband, father, and two beautiful little girls 7 and 3, all her aunts, cousins, uncle, and a large family that will sorely miss her.

    To say that this has been devastating is an understatement. I can tell you that I saw her within 30 minutes of her birth and she had the deepest darkest most beautiful eyes. She was always a beautiful girl/woman. I will not be able to go to the funeral in WV, I could put Roy in a nursing home for a week but he wouldn't be here when I got back, so I'm staying here with him.

    Keep the family in your prayers today and I ask that you remember those baby girls. They are going to feel this in a most painful way.

    I'm sorry to bring anyone down, but I needed to share with my "family" here. I'm miserable and red eyed. I'm going to the sewing machine and make my sister a quilted prayer shawl. That's all I CAN do from here.
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    Sharon

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    Oh, Dear, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will surely be in my prayers.

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    Oh My ! What a tragedy ! I am so very sorry for your loss , I cannot began to imagine the pain you must be feeling ( You and the whole family)
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
    Is there anything I can do to help ? My heart is brreaking for all involved.
    Sharon

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    I am crying for you here. What a terrible loss. My prayers are with you and your family. (((((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))))))))))

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    Oh, how sad. Prayers for you and your family. Hugs.

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    I'm so, so sorry. Having recently been there, I know how hard this is on the family. You will be in my prayers and thoughts all day. I too am crying for all of you


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    I added a prayer for you and your family.





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    Oh, how awful for your family. I'm so sorry to hear about this. You're right to stay home with Roy, but I know your heart will be in WV with your family. You're in my thoughts.

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    Oh Sharon, what an awful thing. Your family will be in my thoughts and I'm sending you lots of love and hugs; my heart goes out to those two little girls.

    Love K xxx

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    I am so sorry for you and your family. What a tragedy. Sending a huge hug your way.

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    I'd like to share this with you

    Lord Jesus surround this family with your grace and love. Comfort them with the knowledge that their loved ones are in your hands. Thank you Lord for being the comforter in times of trial and suffering. Amen

    I will continue to keep you in my prayers. May you and your family find the strength to get through this dark time in your lives. Rhonda

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    I am so very sorry for such a tragic loss to you and your family. :cry:

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    There just seem to be no good words to say when something so terrible and heartwrenching happens. My heart hurts for the family, especially for those little girls. Many prayers are going your way.

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    Oh dear God, what a terrible thing to happen!!

    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs to all of you}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    My thoughts are with you all at this sad time x

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    Sharon, I am so sorry for you and your family. Such a terrible, tragic accident. It's beyond imagining. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. Warm caring enveloping hugs to you all.
    May God's peace surround you,
    Diana

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    I'm so sorry. And yes you and your family are in my prayers.

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    I am so sorry for the tradgey, my prayes go out to your family and those children

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    With tears streaming down my face I'm so very sorry to hear this. Your family will be in my prayers hun
    (((((HUG)))))))

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    I am so sorry for your loss!!! My prayers go out to you and your family during this time.

    Best Wishes,
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    Oh Sharon, I am so very sorry your loss. I will put you and your family on the prayer chain. Many hugs for you.


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    Oh Sharon, I am so very sorry for your loss. And those poor little girls!!! I will keep them in my prayers. The husband/father will have some rough days ahead as he raises them alone.

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    Oh Sharon--I'm so sad for you. What a tragedy. I'm so very very sorry.

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    I am so very sorry for your loss. Big hugs to you.

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    Mimi-- so sorry for the your loss. You and yours are in my prayers.

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    Sharon, I am so sorry! To lose one so young is horrendous, and then to hear that there are two little ones left is heartbreaking... You and your familiy will be in my prayers. Your sister will greatly appreciate her prayer shawl, she will know the tears that went with each stitich and that your heart and thoughts were of her, and your nieces family while you made this gift for her. She will understand that you need to stay with Roy, and that your thoughts and prayers will be of her and the family through these difficult times. Know that we are all here for you, always!!!

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