Thursday, January 01, 2009

New Year 2009

So today is the first day of 2009 - so many mixed emotions for me. My life has changed drastically in the last few days - and it is changed forever. My son was in a severe car accident in the early morning hours of 12-28-08 - and yes alcohol was involved. My son will be ok physically, he is banged up and bruised - but he will live. One of his friends - a boy that I have known personally for 18 yrs now - was not so lucky - he passed away on 12-29-08 from extreme head injuries. My heart just aches, I am so devastated - EVERYONE is so devastated. The ripple effects of this accident are tremendous - and there are so many unanswered questions. I don't know who was driving and it really does not matter at this very moment - all of those boys made very poor decisions that night. I do know that the boy that died has a 4 yr old son that will never see his father again. I do know there are a lot of angry - hurt people in this small community - I do know that our lives will never be the same. There is so much more than what I am writing - I just don't know how to write it.

I want to thank everyone that has reached out to me, sent messages, and said prayers. You all have been a great comfort to me and I feel the love. I have not taken the time to talk to very many people or answer emails, etc. But I am reading them and I do appreciate them greatly. I have to end this message with a strong warning...DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE - and DON'T LET YOUR FRIENDS DRINK AND DRIVE!!

15 comments:

Michelle Lanning said...

Cherrie I am so sorry for the loss the families around you have had to go through. I am praying for you all. Never an easy situation and I don't pretend to understand - but my thoughts and prayers are with you all

KarenB said...

You, your family and the victim's family are constantly in our thoughts. Take care.

Brooke said...

Cherrie, I'm so sorry to hear this. :( Best wishes for a quick recovery to your son and sending thoughts of comfort to the other young man's family.

meluv2scrap said...

Cherrie I am so sorry that all this has happened! Know that my family is praying for you and are here for you if you need anything.

Georgina said...

WOW Cherrie! I am so very sorry you are all going through this.. I will continue to keep your family and the other young man's family in my prayers.. =(

Pinky said...

Sorry you are dealing with this Cherrie, it's hard being the mother. You are on both sides, the grieving and the other side. Stay strong.

Meg said...

*hugs* so sorry to hear about such a crappy event at the holidays. I'm sorry for you, your son, those boys, and the family of the boy that passed.

fivejensenboyz said...

Cherrie, we've been praying for you guys...I'm so sorry to hear that your son's friend didn't make it....will be keeping you in our prayers still.....

Lyn Dwyer said...

Oh Cherrie I'm so sorry to hear what you and your family have been through.....what a tragedy and I can only imagine what an awful time this must be for all of you and also for your friend's family.......stay strong for your son......and keep talking with him.....he will have to live with this horrific accident for the rest of his life.....I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.....

xoxo
Lyn Dwyer

Amy said...

Hugs to you Cherrie - so sorry for your loss and the families - I am praying for you all.

JoEllyn said...

Please, if you need ANYTHING--let me know. Even if it's just to vent or get stuff off your chest!!

Ginger said...

Cherrie -- you, your family, and your community have been in my thoughts and prayers for several days now. I can't say that I know what you're going through, but please know that my prayers will continue to be with you in the days ahead.

Baseballmom said...

Cherrie, please know that I love you and you and the other families are in my prayers. God Bless you all.

Southernbelle said...

Hey Cherrie! You have been on my mind alot and I wanted to stop by to say hello! Prayin' for ya gf! Take care!

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