Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Brittney

This is mostly for me, but also for my family. Someone close to our family passed away last week (see story here), and to make it even more sad, she was only 17 years old; a senior in high school. Brittney was the daughter of my brother Brad's girlfriend. We had all come to love Kristy, Brittney and Kristopher, and loved their Thanksgiving visits. They are such good kids, and we loved that they brought our brother out of hiding once a year. :)Brittney, Steph, Cierra, and Jenni

My thoughts are with their family and friends. It's such a horrible thing, but has made me appreciate those close to me...family and friends. The funeral is tomorrow, and I'm grateful to my parents, brother and sisters for going, some traveling a long way, and being supportive to our brother. A family at it's best...coming together to love and support one another. It really helps me remember what this life is all about.

16 comments:

Abi said...

Hey! I'm so glad that you like my blog! I'm loving it here in Hawaii...it's great!

rose, aaron, gavin & hayden said...

emil, i'm so sorry. that is a tragic accident. i hope brad and his family can recover, as well as her boyfriend recovering in the hospital. i will keep them in my prayers.
love you.

Ilene said...

I'm so sorry for your family and her family.

Life is so precious. Our prayers are with them.

Jon & Michelle said...

I was so sad to hear about this tragic accident. I wish Brad the best & have kept them in our prayers.

Lizzie said...

I'm so sorry Em. I read the story and it's so unfortunate. It makes me so glad that we have the gospel.

Alifinale said...

It is so hard to lose a loved one and just as hard to watch someone you love lose someone so close to them. I am so sorry and I know it is hard to know what to do but I think that your brother knowing he has the love and support of his family will really help him.

Christi said...

Oh Emily! I am so sorry. I hate to hear of things like this. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We miss you!

East Coast Pratts said...

Hey Em I'm so sorry for your loss, I can't believe your brother lives in MC thats where my mom grew up, we know tons of people there and visit all the time... well not now that I'm cross country. We'll definitely keep his family in our prayers as well as your family.

Bryce & Brenley said...

I am so sorry Em! We will keep everyone in our prayers!

Tara said...

Gosh that is sad Em! I am so sorry. I hate hearing stories like that when people die so young. It just sucks!

Brynne, Aaron and Cade said...

that is such a terrible accident. I am so sorry to hear such sad news to your family and pray that the Lord will help comfort and heal the whole family. I'm so sorry.

Jenn said...

Wow, what a tragic story. I am so sorry for your family and their loss. Life is so precious, but it is a good thing we have the gospel and understand the bigger picture. Hang it there!

Bringhursts said...

I'm so sorry for your and your family's loss.

Jenni.Jolley said...

i'm glad you did that em.. I've been feeling the exact same ways, but i had some bad timing of looking at your blog b/c now i'm crying at work. poop. oh well. anyway. i'm heart broken about it as i know you are. and i wish we could be there so bad. I love our siblings and am so thankful for them for supporting brad and kristy.

love you.

Lindsay said...

I'm so sorry. Our prayers our with your family and hers

Jill said...

What a good idea to commemorate her here. I love that picture. I'm so glad I got to meet her; she was so sweet. Our love to Brad Kristy and Kristopher. I just can't even imagine what they've been through.