Last night I was up late making a card for a friend and decided to check an online board I frequently lurk and post on. I've been a member of this LDS bulletin board for over 5 years and have had a couple moments where I have read something that made me laugh, feel angry, and even sometimes cry. Last night was definitely a cry moment. I read that a board member, Aaron Reed, an LDS 25-year old mom of three was killed in a car accident over the weekend. Her family lived in Missouri and her husband got a job in Utah and left two months ago to start work and find a house. She was moving over the weekend to Lehi, Utah to meet up with her husband and get settled into their new house. I guess a friend and student of hers was helping her with the drive and it sounds like the 18-year old girl might have fell asleep at the wheel. It was very shocking to read about, especially since I remember Aaron posting just last week. I know I didn't know this woman in real life but it still rocked me to the core, hearing the news. I feel so badly for the girl who was driving, Aaron's husband, and her three little boys who will never have their mom to take care of them as they grow up. That is one of my worst fears, to die before I can see my children grown. I have looked over Aaron's blog this morning and I keep thinking "Wow, that could be me." Just the thought of not being able to raise my three kids and be together with Jake until we are old makes me sick to my stomach. Life is fragile so live every moment to the fullest and squeeze your babies a little tighter tonight.
Here is the online article explaining the accident: http://www.9news.com/news/local/article.aspx?storyid=92385
Also, Aaron's sister posted her blog so everyone could remember her and her family. It makes me sick to my stomach to see these three beautiful boys and know they have lost their mom. Their family is in my thoughts and prayers. How horribly tragic.
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