Monday, May 09, 2011

Not Happy for all Mothers

Making funeral plans for a 14 year old.  What a  horrible thing to be thinking about on Mother's Day.  My daughter's friend Jenny didn't survive.  She died in the early morning hours of May 7.  I cannot begin to imagine what her parents are going through right now, especially since Jenny was their only child, not that that makes it any easier.  It makes me want to keep my children close, but I know I can't do that all the time.

Accidents.  They can happen anywhere, any time.  I don't understand, though.  I know God has a plan, but I wish I knew what it was.  Maybe then dealing with the death of a 14 year old young lady with so much potential might be easier to explain.  As it is now, I just don't understand.

This picture was taken 2 or 3 weeks ago.  Jenny is on the left.

I'm worried about my daughter and my son (twins),  but mostly my daughter, her best friend.  They tend to hold their feelings inside.  How do I help them with their grief?  A dear online friend, Rachel Anne, has recommended a book called Beyond the Gates, and we already have a copy of Heaven is for Real (I had planned to read that one anyway).  If you have any words of wisdom, especially Biblical words of comfort, please let me know.  I'm having such a hard time answering her questions, and none of us can explain WHY this happened.  If I can help my daughter deal with this huge loss in her life, I would be ever so grateful for any suggestions.


  1. You, your children, Jenny's family, especially your daughter have my thoughts and prayers. I am very sadden by your news. My only suggestions may not be that great, but they are what I have for your. You may want to reach out to a local Hospice and see if they have any suggestions especially for teenagers. They have a great resource with aiding families at the time of death. They may have some great tools for you.

    Your church would be another.

    Please know you all are in my prayers, have been and will continue to be.

  2. Your family & your daughters friends family are in my thoughts & prayers. What a sad thing, so very sad.

  3. Oh my goodness, it's very sad to read this. I have no bits of advice on how to approach this, it's a tough situation.

    Continuing to pray for healing for the family and friends of this beautiful girl.


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