Sunday, September 28, 2008


Bond was set on Friday for Holly. The judge set her bond at $100,000 and upon her release she will be required to be on house arrest and wear a gps ankle bracelet. This is not the news we wanted to hear. Around here we have seen much higher bonds for less offenses. Holly has changed her story many times. She first said she was drinking and someone unknown to her was driving the car. Then she said she was driving and fell asleep. They do know that she left the bar at 5:30 am. They do have her bar tab. But she was pulled over later that afternoon so her level of alcohol would have been down by then. The bar she was at was no where near her home or near where Bill and Ruth were walking. This is going to be a long, tiring process.
You can click HERE to see the clip from the bond hearing.
I really do not want to bore anyone with the rehashing of this story over and over. But as my blog title says- this is part of our REAL HONEST LIFE. We are dealing in the best way we know how. We are still going about our day to day life and I will continue to blog about it as well. It is just so hard when all of this gets muddled together. I know we all have a huge mix of good and bad, but this has just been so tragic........


jennifer said...

Saying a prayer for you and your Sondra. This is a difficult time for you I know. And telling what is going on is not a bore.

Take care.


Carla said...

I'm so sorry. Just keeps the wound open doesn't it? I can't imagine being in her shoes living with that guilt. And no amount of justice will bring them back. Just sad. I'm sorry. Sorry she made this choice (or string of choices), sorry they were in the line of these choices, sorry you and yours are left without. Sometimes "real life" stinks! You guys are in my prayers:)

Kathi said...

This is so sad Sondra. I hope that the trial will actually go fast and the the truth will come out. I'm sorry you are going through this sad time. Kathi

Allison said...

I discovered your blog a few days ago. I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

Sharon said...

I can't even imagine what you are going through. It must be awful. I can't believe she is being so cold about it and lying constantly. I pray that the Lord's justice will prevail. I will keep you all in my prayers. It is hard to try to go on in your life as normal when you are hit hard with something like this. It really is the best thing though, for the kids sake, to just pick yourself up and keep doing your daily activities of life, and of course keep talking about the situation and remember the wonderful grandparents. This is so tough. I pray the Lord will give all of you a sense of peace and comfort.

Big hugs, Sharon

Celestial Freak said...

This life has lots of grief as well as times of joy. It's a broken fallen world we live in. So please don't feel bad about posting things like this. I know it doesn't feel good to make the posts, but at least then those of us who care to follow your blog can read this and know how to pray for you all.

Romans 12:15 says "Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep."

My friend, if you are hurting I think it's far better to let others know so they can be there for you and help you along.

I will continue to pray for the boys and this trial process and so on.


nannykim said...

I was just catching up on some of your posts. I am very sorry to here about the death of these two.

But one thing I thought about... and that is something I have often talked to my hubby about....If I had a choice I would rather die with my hubby than to have to see him die and go through that great loss. I have often told my kids if Dad and I were to die suddenly and together that it would be a blessing for us not to be parted from each other and not to suffer from a long lingering death.

My inlaws celebrated their 59th anniversary yesterday, but it is sad in many ways. She has alzeihmers and is in a nursing home, and he is in a different assisted care facility recovering from a very major stroke. They have both suffered a lot and it has been hard on the entire family. We all are learning many things, as I am sure that your family is....sudden deaths can be so hard because of the suddeness of it, but in some ways I think it is a blessing (if we are ready to meet the Lord). We all have to die and sometimes I think there is a mercy when a couple goes suddenly together to be in God's presence. It just is hard on those left the same time it is very difficult to see loved ones dying and suffering a slow death.