Saturday, June 22, 2013

~ My Heart is Shattered ~

Abby, Mimi, Alex
Christmas 2012


My heart is shattered.  My gorgeous granddaughter, Abby, was fatally injured in an automobile accident early last evening in OK. It still feels like Friday night and yet it's early Saturday morning and our lives are forever changed. One of her friends also died and one is in critical condition in the hospital. His parents were driving in front of the kid's vehicle...an 18 wheeler lost wheels and they hit the kids. The photo is one I love ~ taken at Christmas with her and her amazing brother. I posted about "time" yesterday and little did I know how fitting that quote would be. Abby was beautiful, brilliant, funny, loving, strong willed, independent and always up for an adventure. She would have celebrated her 16th birthday July 8th and was preparing her Mom's car to take it over when she received her driver's license. Alex is as handsome as Abby was beautiful and he too is extremely brilliant and so very talented. He's such a sweetheart and owns a piece of my heart. I don't know the "why" ~ none of us do. I damned sure don't understand it. I know God has the master plan but it's so difficult as humans to try and figure out why so many bad people are left and these lives were cut so short. Please remember Alex, my son & d-i-l, her sister Angela and my daughter & s-i-l in your prayers. My family is devastated and we're all going to have a huge adjustment. Dance with the angels, sweet girl! You are so very loved ~ 

I haven't had a moment to blog due to packing and organizing for my move the 28th. Now it's going to be a real challenge to get all this done.  My sincere apologies for not being around to visit.  I'm not even sure when I will now.

85 comments:

  1. There are no words when a tragedy like this happens.......may she rest in peace. Sending you love and prayers, Pat. xo

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  2. Oh my God, Pat. I'm so terribly sorry. My heart goes out to you and all of the family members that are so heartbroken. Sending you my prayers. Be strong my friend.
    Leslie

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  3. I'm here Pat
    If you need to talk - if you need to vent - if you need to scream
    I'm here
    Devastated to read such news and completely heartbroken for you
    But I'm here,
    All my love,
    Suzan

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  4. I am so, so, sorry for you and your family, Pat. Praying for all of you. I can't even comprehend what your going thru, or how you managed this post.

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  5. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. You and all the family and friends are in our prayers.

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  6. I am so sorry to hear this terrible news.

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  7. Coming over from Suzan's post. I am so sorry and I wish all of you some peace and understanding in the days to come.

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  8. My heartfelt sympathy Pat. A very sad time for your family and your granddaughters friends, I will pray you all have strength to get through it.
    Bliss

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  9. My heart goes out to your family! I am so sorry for your loss! I will be praying for you family!

    Jenn

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  10. so sorry! many prayers being sent to you and your family!

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  11. Pat, I am coming over from Suzan's blog...I am so sorry for your loss. Words are not enough to express my sorrow for you and your family. I will be lifting you all up in prayer to get you all through this time.
    Many hugs,
    Cecilia

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  12. I'm also from Suzans and my heart breaks for such a loss! I'm so sorry! I'll be praying for you and your family.

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  13. Oh Pat...words cannot express how sad I feel for you and your family. I will be sending prayers your way and thinking of you SO often. I lost my own sister at 17 and it is SO hard. please feel free to write and vent if needed....

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers your way.

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  15. I came over from Suzan's blog to say how sorry I am for your devastating loss. May she rest in peace.

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  16. I'm so sorry for your loss.
    My heart goes out to you.
    Sending hugs your way.

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  17. How very heartbreakingly sad. My sincerest warmest hugs, prayers, and millions of good thoughts for you and everyone in the families.

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  18. I am so sorry to hear such devastating news.I am praying for peace and comfort for you and your family and the other families dealing with this tragedy.

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  19. Such tragedy can never really be understood. I am visiting you from Suzan's blog. Your sorrow is felt by a community of bloggers.

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  20. Oh my gosh Pat, I am crying with you. There are no words to express how very sorry I am for you and your sweet family. We will never understand the why's in all this. My heart breaks for you. You all are in my prayers. Love, hugs and blessings sent to you.

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  21. My heart goes out to you and your family. Praying for all of you.

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  22. I am so, so sorry, Pat. I know all of you are devastated. My heart and prayers go out to all of you.

    XO,
    Jane

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  23. I have no words for what you are going through, Pat. I'm so sorry. I'll be praying for strength for all of you as you try to face the loss of your beautiful grand daughter.
    Love to you, sweet friend.

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  24. I'm so very sorry to hear about your beautiful granddaughter..

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  25. I wish I had the perfect words that would bring your comfort and peace. It is hard to understand our Master's plan in these situations. Please know I am praying for you and your family. Your heartbreak is touching many and we lift you up in prayer and love.

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  26. Oh dear Pat, my heart breaks for you and your family for the tragic loss of your darling granddaughter. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    With love and deepest sympathy,
    Marguerite

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  27. How can any of us possibly understand or feel what you feel? I'm so sorry for your devastating loss.
    It is hard to understand why God would take young wonderful people and leave bad ones. That's when we really have to hold strong onto our faith. God bless you in your loss.
    We have a 16 yr. old g/d and she is all the wonderful things. Her and I have a very special closeness. To lose her would be totally unimaginable.
    I know we all will be praying for you and yours. I don't know you but I can certainly share your pain. There are no proper words that express our sorrow for your loss. Let people help that can dear lady.

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  28. I am so very sorry. I will be praying for you and your family. She was a beautiful girl and I know you loved her dearly.
    Beverly

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  29. Pat
    I am coming over from Suzan's blog. My heart breaks for you and you family. My sincere sympathy and prayers go out to you and your family. May you have peace in the days ahead.
    Kris

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  30. So so sorry - can't imagine how you are feeling. My heart cries for you and your family but the angel throng is one member stronger now. With love.

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  31. I am so, so sorry Pat. You are in my prayers. God's peace to you all, Patti

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  32. I am so sorry for your loss. Words fail me at a time like this, but I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May your beautiful Abby rest in peace.

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  33. I just wanted you to know that you and your family are being lifted up by many prayer warriors, Pat. May you all feel the Peace that surpasses all understanding surround you and carry you through this difficult time. ♥

    xoox laurie

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  34. My heart is acking for you and your dear family, my friend. My prayers are going for you all, as there's no more we mortals can do at this irreversable times! How life can change in a matter of minutes and hours. Terribly sad to hear this. Your blog friends are here for whatever you want to vent about!
    Love,
    FABBY

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  35. Oh, I am so very sorry. Praying for you all. Last week, four days after a high school graduation, my friends youth paster was struck and killed along with three others by a drunk driver while they were trying to help someone stranded on the side of the road. So many senseless things have happened lately.

    Praying for comfort and strength in the days ahead.

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  36. I can't imagine the heartache you and your family are going through, Pat. I'm so sorry, I truly don't know how people without a faith make it through such a tragic incident. You're all in my prayers.

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  37. Oh Pat. I'm so very sorry for what you and your family are going through. Please know I am praying for you all and will continue to do so. Sending you tons of hugs. XO

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  38. Dear Pat, I'm so very sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. xo

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  39. Hello Pat, so sorry for your loss. Such a tragedy. I came from Suzan's blog you have my deepest sympathies.
    Caroline

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  40. I am so sorry for you and your family, Pat. Hope you will find the peace you need to get through the hard days.

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  41. My deepest sympathies on your loss. It is so hard to understand why such beautiful vibrant people are taken from us so young in life. I hope all of your happy memories help to ease the tremendous pain and loss you are going through right now. our loved ones are close to us in our memories and our love for them.
    They are with us always in our hearts.

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  42. Prayers from all here in Elkhart Indiana!

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  43. I am coming over from Suzan Sweatman's. God be with you all and give you strength~

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  44. I'm sending my love to you and yours all the way from France.

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  45. Pat, I just realized the news piece about a wreck in Oklahoma was your granddaughter. I am so sorry and my heart hurts for you and your family. What a unbelievable thing to happen. Thinking about you today, I have to work, or I would have came to the service to lend support.

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  46. Pat, I will be praying for you and your family. Oh my...what a heart ache!

    Love you...peace!

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  47. I am SO sorry and will be praying for you and your family! I have grandchildren who I adore and I can't imagine the pain in your heart! Prayers and hugs coming your way from my heart to yours!

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  48. I just am coming back from vacation and my heart is just broken for you, Pat. You know how I love my grandchildren and I know you do the same. You get them through all the baby "illnesses" and think you are safe...and then something like this happens. It makes me want to rail against God and ask him WHY? I don't know if you know we lost a granddaughter due to hospital error so I understand the angst (and yes anger) that you feel when it was an accident...and seconds could have prevented it from happening to her. I am so, so sorry- my heart aches for you- xo Diana

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  49. Pat, I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  50. I am so very sorry Pat. My prayers for your family. May you find peace and comfort.

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  51. I just read about this from Suzan and I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I have never been on your blog before but my heart is so sadden by this news and I am praying for you very hard and your family. Hold each other closer!!

    Cynthia

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  52. I am so sorry for your loss, what a terrible terrible thing...thinking of you Xx

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  53. We live not far from where this happened and I want you to know that here we are all deeply saddened by this. Prayers are being said for you and your family.

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  54. I'm so very sorry...prayers being said for you and your family.

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  55. Oh Pat, I'm so very sorry to hear about your loss - you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sending my love to you also! xxoo

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  56. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences and you and your entire family are in my prayers.
    Sincerely, Patty Rumaker

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  57. Oh, I am so sorry. Prayers for your strength.
    marcy

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  58. So sorry to hear of your loss. There are no words to make this better but all your family will be in my prayers.

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  59. I am so sad for you and family. My prayers are with you. Di

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  60. Oh my goodness! I saw a boy of about 10 dying of cancer being interviewed and when they asked if he was scared of death, he said no, and that God needs him more. May your beautiful angel be smiling down on you from heaven. God just needed her more. Praying for you and your family.

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  61. I'm so so sorry. Suzan let her readers know about your loss, I'm sending prayers, I can't imagine your sorrow. A beautiful angel is keeping watch over your family.

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  62. Pat and family, Words cannot express show saddened I am at the loss of your beautiful Abby. I cannot imagine the pain and heartbreak. Please know that loving thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. May God comfort you in this trying time. Hugs, Leena

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  63. Pat, I just heard from Ginger about your loss. I'm so sorry, and I promise I will lift-up your family in prayer. I cannot imagine your grief.

    This has hit home, because my daughter will be sixteen on July 7th.

    I pray that the Holy Spirit will comfort you and yours.

    {{{{{hugs}}}}},
    Ricki Jill

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  64. Oh, Dear Pat, please accept my condolences for you and your entire family at the devastating news of the loss of your precious granddaughter. my heart aches for you and I pray that the Lord will give you comfort in this time of grief.

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  65. Pat, I'm so very, very sorry to hear this news. "Tragedy" is too weak a word to use. What a beautiful girl. I know your heart is broken in a million pieces. May God give you all strength to carry on.

    Thank you for sharing your sorrows as well as your joys. May we all learn to bear one another's burdens.

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  66. Pat, you and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I'm so, so, so very sorry for your loss ... beyond devastating. :(

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  67. I don't know why I decided to check on blog friends at this moment,,,,,,,I haven't sat at computer for oh so long. I scrolled through and just seemed to click on yours.....My heart breaks for you and your family. I don't have any magic words for you, it must be very, very overpowering. take care. thinking of you.

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  68. I just came across your blog for the first time. I'm so sorry to hear of this awful tragedy in your family. I can't even imagine! Please accept my deepest, most sincere condolences. Sending thoughts and prays.

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  69. I just found your blog, too. There is no why. My heart and prayers are with you and your family.

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  71. Dear Pat,

    My heart broke reading about your beautiful Granddaughter. You and your family are in my prayers right now. I am so very sorry for your terrible loss.

    Nancy

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  72. Dear Sweet Pat,
    My heart goes out to you and so do my prayers. I can't even imagine the pain your heart feels right now. Sending you loving thoughts of peace.

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  73. I stumbled on this when I was just looking around. I am always touched with the brokenness of others. I lost my baby brother when I was 14 and my life was forever changed. My mama always said that we should never outlive our children or grandchildren. I'm not a follower of yours on facebook but it's not by accident that I saw your post. I don't have pat answers, but I pray that God will hold you close in the palm of your hands and give you peace and comfort.

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  74. I just came across this post and wanted to tell you how sorry I am. She is a beautiful young girl. We lost a 14 year old girl from our community last year in a tragic accident. My granddaughter was there when it happen, in fact the whole ballteam was there. There are no words to say to ease your heartache. Lots of prayers for you and your family.

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  75. Oh, Pat, somehow I missed this post. I'm so sorry about Abby. I know your family will never be the same. I'm praying that your heart will begin to heal and that the Lord's peace and comfort will wash over you each moment.

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  76. Pat,
    I am so incredibly sorry to hear of your devastating loss. I know that there are no words that can help ease the pain. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength and grace to make it day by day. May his peace wash over you and your family.
    Lots of love and prayers,

    Chris

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  77. Pat, I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

    Stacey

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  78. I am so very sorry!!! I just read about this! Prayers for you and yours. God bless your heart...

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  79. What a beautiful girl. She and I shared the same birthday. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers with your family. God Bless

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  80. I'm heartbroken for you and your family Pat. I can't even imagine what you are going through. I'll keep you all in my thoughts.
    Kelly

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  81. Hi Pat!!

    When looking at another Blog's site, I saw this, so, I came to see what happened.

    I'm so sorry to read this sad time in your family's life. Now that it's the holiday season, the first without your granddaughter being there, you will feel it all again and I hope that bringing up stories about her past Christmases with you, her family, will make you laugh and smile.

    May you find comfort from each other at this time.

    Pam

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  82. Dear Pat,
    Although this is very late, I wanted to offer my deepest sympathies. My sister's 18 yr old son was hit by a car and killed, and she has never recovered fully. My prayers are with you and Abby's parents. What a horrible thing. God grant you peace and comfort. I can't even imagine the sorrow.

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It makes my Heart happy to hear from you! Thank you so much for taking the time to say hello. I want to respond to each comment, however, if you are a "no reply blogger" I can't. Would love to have an email address to contact you!