Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Words can not express the gratitude I feel to all of you who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers. Your comments are all so touching. It is hard to believe that over a week has passed since this tradgedy has changed our lives. The boys each have their own individual way of dealing with their grief. All I can do is be supportive and understanding. The hardest part is yet to come for them. I know that each time Aaron watches a Clemson game he will miss the companion of his grandfather watching it with him. I know Austin will miss the long walks and playing games with his grandmother. Wesley has had a difficult time in that he is feeling that he took his grandparents for granted and did not spend as much time with them as he should have. I try to tell him that all teenagers are like that and that they understood. Billy is dealing with great anger. He can not understand why God would take such wonderful people in such a horrible way. He is angry at the girl who did this. This will all take time for him.
Billy (my ex), and his 2 sisters are all having a difficult time too.
The girl that hit them is being held without bond right now. She hit a car first and then them but is saying that she only thought she hit a curb. The media is portraying her as a single mom trying to work two jobs to support her kids, but we all do not feel that. It was 7 am on a Tuesday and she was apparantly going home from a bar. Seems to us that she should have been at home getting her kids ready for school.
Anyway- the pain and hurt is still to fresh to elaborate on all the details. Thank you all again for being so kind and thoughtful :)


jennifer said...

Oh gosh. How awful. I was wondering if they had found who had done this. That woman has messed up not only your life, but hers as well. I hope the boys find peace about this soon. it is difficult helping your kids deal with a tragedy that is so senseless.

Sharon said...

I'm continuing to keep all of you in my prayers. It is just horrible. I can't believe she could be so irresponsible and drive off like that. It is so maddening and it could start to eat you up. I pray that God's justice will prevail. I am so sorry for your loss and what your kids are going through.

Gentle hugs, Sharon

Kathi said...

Oh Sondra, I'm so sad about this. We live on this earth with those kind of people and it is so hard sometimes. I will keep you all in my prayers. Hugs, Kathi

Kathi said...

I love your picture!