Monday, August 18, 2008

On a Very Somber Note

My cousin David is married to Liz. (the plucky blonde in beach photos from last post). Liz has a brother named Christian. Christian and his wife Stephanie were in a horrific plane crash on Saturday in Eastern Arizona. They are in critical condition here in Phoenix with severe burns, Christian with a broken back. They have four beautiful kids about my kids' ages (thankfully none of the kids were with them on the plane).

Blogging is a peculiar medium. Blogs paint a fairly intimate portrait of a person's life. I've never met Stephanie (NieNie), but her site was always a bright spot in my day. I surmise that she is a classy woman with many talents to share. I had asked her to do some silhouettes of my sis Susan's kids (one of her many talents).

I scarcely know what to type to convey my feelings of sadness for this whole family. Please let this young couple hold their children again soon. Please let this family feel some semblance of comfort and serenity. That is my prayer.

4 comments:

lawtrix said...

I read her blog too, and though I have never met her and have no connection to her, I teared up yesterday when I heard about it. The family has asked for prayers, and they have mine.

Ashley Eddington Hoopes said...

Karen, that is the saddest situation. A dear friend of mine had third degree burns over 80% of his body, and the recovery was torture. I was up at the burn unit many times, and it is shocking to see what these patients have to endure. Those poor kids, and those poor parents. I am just sick about it. It really doesn't seem fair. Poor Liz...

Chelle said...

Just hearing about this situation puts things into perspective so quickly. This family and those caring for them will be in my prayers.

[BrookeO] said...

I totally read her blog, religiously. I have been so saddened by the accident. (A good friend of mine is friends with Nie.) Small world really.