Tuesday, March 8, 2011

In Memory

…of a young friend, a beautiful energetic loving soul…a friend to my daughter Holly. They grew up together, played together, had sleepovers together, won athletic awards together, and had fun together. They were friends, buddies, team mates, and pals. Brittany was her name. Through years of playing softball, they became a team of two...when Holly pitched, Brittany caught behind the plate. My scrapbooks became filled with pages and pages of sweet youthful memories of the two of them.

Brittany grew to become a beautiful young woman. She was our Miss Ozark and went on to become The Miss National Peanut Queen.
Brittany was 24 when she lost her precious life in a tragic automobile accident last night which involved another mother who had had a seizure while driving, when they met face to face on the road. Hearts are breaking and hurting and crying out for some understanding.

Brittany was a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend, a teacher and a mother. A mother to a 14 month old little boy named Shep. Brittany is with Jesus, seated at the foot of His throne in Heaven, holding Shep in her arms.

Shep was in the car with his Mommy last night.


Dear Lord please comfort these families in the loss of Brittany and Shep. They are hurting and breaking apart. They do not understand and are in utter shock and pain. Give them peace that only You can offer, give them rest in these weary days and nights ahead of them. If Heaven could possible get any better than it already is….it just did when it received these two sweet beautiful angels.

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to Your word.
~Psalm 119:28

Please pray with me for the Shepard/Pugh, and Adams families.
The Adams children have lost their mother.  Life is just too short and sweet.

~The beautiful photographs found here were taken by Haiden Woodall, please visit her here.


May the Lord bless you and keep you,
and make His face to shine upon you
and give you peace.

27 comments:

Cinner said...

Oh Cora, this is so very sad, your right two more angels in heavan. prayerss and thoughts to their families and to yours.. Holly and you must be devastated. I wish I had words to take away some of your pain. hugs.

Julie Harward said...

I didn't know them but it breaks my heart...God be with and bless those left behind.

grammy and papi said...

My heart is breaking for this precious family during their lose. It's so difficult to try to understand especially when ones so young have lost their life. I'm praying that God will comfort you and the Shepard/Pugh and Adams families during this GREAT loss.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Bev said...

oh my goodness cora...there are no words to describe how i feel right now reading this. i wish i could give you a hug. this must be so very, very difficult for everyone who's lives were touched by these beautiful people. and little shep, his life barely begun. please know that i will keep all of you in my prayers...
love to you...

Char said...

so tragic! i read about this in the news this morning and it was just heartbreaking, even more so now to put faces with the names. so tragic.

I'm so very sorry for your loss.

cottageprims said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your daughter for the loss and especially with her family.I know the pain all to well.Hugs and prayers!~Amy

April said...

I went to school with Brittany, and Holly. My heart is broken. Life is so fragile.. My tears and prayers pour out for Brittany and her beautiful family today.

Kathleen Grace said...

I am so sorry to hear about this terrible loss. My prayers will be with the family of Brittany and Shep. My deepest condolences to you and their loved ones.

Tracy said...

Consider a prayer already uttered and I will continue to so!! I'm so sorry for this lose to all involved!!

Julze said...

oh..I am so sorry. So sad and tragic :-(

May the Lord's Glory shine down and bring comfort and strength.

notes of sincerity said...

I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
You are in my prayers today, as well as Brittany's dear family.
Sincerely, Trish

Cindy said...

Cora such sadness for your family again this month.I can only say I am so sorry for your hurting.Your description of her and her little Shep sitting at the foot of Jesus...well those are the pictures in our minds that get us through such tough sad times!!

Praise God for His love and for His out stretched arms for you and your family and those around you.His Healing will come in time.

I will keep your family in my prayers and thoughts.

Love Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Janan said...

Cora, Thank you so much for such a HEARTFELT post. I will keep these families in my prayers. Such a terrible accident. My heart aches for Mrs. Kim, to loose such a young daughter and grandson.

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

my heart breaks for their families. Praying for grace and comfort to be poured out.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

This is just heartbreaking! Praying for comfort to all.

Tina said...

Oh my goodness! I am so sorry to hear this sad news.
I will be praying for all families involved.

country girl said...

My heart goes out to the families. What a terrible tragedy.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Thank you for this post, so that we can all pray for those left behind. I am heartbroken for all of you who knew these two precious ones, as well as the other Mom. It's unimaginable. Praying for comfort, and that God will hold you all in his loving arms especially during this very very difficult time. xo Lidy

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

How very heartbreaking...praying for everyone involved!

The Real Me! said...

Oh my heart aches for those families. I'm praying for peace and comfort right now!

Mandy @ Creekside Creations said...

How tragic - praying for this dear family . . .

jackie said...

oh cora...this is so heartbreaking. i will have their family in my prayers, and holly too. (hugs)

Jenny said...

Brittany's mom owns the salon where I get my hair cut. Brittany has been in there a couple of times when I was there. This broke my heart hearing this news Monday night. I pray for the families involved!

New follower!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Words are few...but I will offer prayers for them all. I am so very very sorry!

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my... Sora, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of this beautiful young mother and her sweet baby. No words are enough... sending you hugs and praying for the families.

Mama Holli said...

Cora Belle- I don't know what to say-so I will pray for you, Holly and all the families left behind.
I am so very very sorry.
Holli

Willow said...

I just came across your wonderful blog and was reading your posts and read this one. It brought tears to my heart to hear of this tragedy. I will say a prayer to all the families who lost a loved one.