Yesterday Keith and I received news that sent us both into shock. We have a couple that we are friends with, Jenny and Josh, that we grew up and went to school with in Omaha. They moved to the Kansas City area just over a year ago, and it was comforting to know that we had friends nearby us when we moved here. This weekend they had gone back to Omaha for a wedding, and had decided to head back home right afterwards. They were in a horrible car accident early Sunday morning, just north of St. Joseph. Josh was seriously injured and taken by lifeflight to the nearest hospital. Jenny didn’t make it. I can’t even begin to describe the sadness and shock that has filled my heart. When something like this happens, you forget about your own grief. Yesterday was the first day that I hardly thought about Ethan at all, because I couldn’t get my mind off of Jenny and Josh. They had sent us a card right after our loss, and just last weekend I had gotten a beautiful floral arrangement from Jenny. I never got the chance to thank her for that, or just talk with her one more time. She was a beautiful, caring person, and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.
Friends have told us that right now Josh is stable, but hasn’t yet been able to verbally communicate. I pray that his physical recovery will be swift, and that he will be healed 100%. I know that will be a long road for him and his family, and I also pray that God stays close to them and gives them comfort. When we were in high school Jenny’s mom passed away suddenly. For this kind of tragedy to happen not once, but twice, to a family is unimaginable. I pray that her dad and sister are able to find peace and healing, and I know that she is now safe with her mom in Heaven.
Please keep Jenny, Josh, their families, and friends in your prayers. It’s really hard to take this in right now, and I’m just trying to remember all of the great memories we have with them.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
You are loved, Jenny, and will never be forgotten.