What do you say to someone that this happens to? If I were you I'd be curled up in a fetile position bawling my eyes out. I would be in such a state of shock and despair. I can't even imagine the thought of losing one of my sisters. And she was so young. And has a beautiful little daughter too. It was a car accident.
I just want to tell them that I'm so so so sorry. And hug them. And I wish I could take the pain away. I wish I could go back to the moment that the car hit her.. and just make the stupid car disappear.
I haven't seen Chelsey since she was 5. I used to babysit her and some of her siblings so her parents could be the rec leaders at our camp. So it's hard, because I really haven't been a part of her life. I haven't seen her for 15 years. I knew her from birth until age 7. I spent time at their house and went cutting firewood with them.
She grew up. She went to college. She had a daughter. And with one bad decision in driving (by someone else), her life ended.
I've never lost a sibling myself. I can't imagine it. I can't begin to guess the depths of grief that her family will go thru. Do you erect a memorial shrine in your house for them? Do you say a prayer for them everynight? Do you light a candle for them? Do you ever really stop crying? When I lost my grandpa I bawled my eyes out for a year. Soul crushing sobs. That was back in 96, and I still have days that I wake up thinking I'm talking to him. And that was my grandpa, not my sister. Someone that I have talked to almost every day of my life.
The one below is the beautiful woman that she grew up to be.
You are loved.
You will be missed.