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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A very sad time- and my Candy Jar Challenge freebie is up!

I very seldom write anything personal on my blog or share much of my life here, but I have come to know the digiscrapping world as a caring community so I thought I would start to share a few snippets of my life. You may have noticed I have not been around much the last week or so. My nephew Storm, who was only 18, and the only son of my hubby's brother Malcom, and my sister in law Sharon, was killed tragically in a car accident on Wednesday night. My boys are devastated as they loved Storm and we will all miss him, he was a live wire, full of fun and someone you could not ignore and there will be a gap in all of our lives. How can parents survive something like this, but you have to go on. I would like to share some pictures of the family.

This is Storm with his parents, with his mother and his sister Nikita.This is a photo of me and my familyThe men in my life
On a happier note my Candy Jar Challenge freebie is up!! I would love to see anything you do with it so please post in this gallery and put the links in the challenge thread, all our challenges count towards points which will earn you a GC to our store at Digital Candy!Download here

The collab done by Bonnie and I, Fall leaves Fall is on sale at 30% off all of October as it is featured in a QP challenge at Digital Candy!

29 comments:

charlie said...

Sorry to read of your tragic news..may your nephew RIP...waytoo young..give your family extra hugs and hold them close..thinking of you and family

charliexxx

Heidi@DigitalCandy said...

My sweet Jen, my heart and hugs go out to you and your entire family...xoxoxoxoxoxox

Tina said...

Dear Jen, I keep you and your family in my thoughts. Big HUGS.

Tina

LovelyMissKait said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your nephew in such a tragic way.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family.
xx,
Kait

Judy said...

Such a tragic way to lose a life and way too young too....sorry to read about your nephew. Your family and his are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thankyou for the freebie, will come back later to download.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry too for you loss. Stay strong!

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Miss j aka mixedclawzz said...

I am so sorry for your loss. It's so awful when someone so young is taken so suddenly. Just know he is in a better safer place and I'm sure he's watching over you all.

Anonymous said...

May your family find peace in this time of tragedy. Thanks for the beautiful freebie.
Katie

Anonymous said...

So so sorry for the loss of your nephew. Sandra.

Kim B said...

Oh Jen, it's something we as parents don't even want to contemplate! Sending you all my love and thoughts. Love the pic of the family by the way- it's nice to see faces to all that you talk about.
HUGE HUGS and loves
me

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 02 Oct [LA 12:00am, NY 02:00am, UK 07:00am, OZ 05:00pm] ).

marianne said...

oh dearest Jen!!!!! my thoughts and prayers are with all of you!!! Like Kim said, it's not something we parents even want to think about!! I send much love!! mazzie

Maryse said...

I'm so sorry.How can such things happens?
xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Maryse.

Lisa said...

I am so sorry to read your sad news about Storm. I don't know how your BIL and SIL go about dealing with such a tragedy, except for lots of prayers and love.

Angel said...

I just wanted to send you and you family my prayers. I know how it is to lose a child (though I did not know my child as long as you have gotten to know Storm). Your family will get through this... might take a long time even a lifetime but you will move on but never forget. Storm will always be in your hearts and minds.... my love and prayers will be with you!

Tammy F. said...

I am so sorry that you and your family have been dealt this tragic blow. I know first hand your pain of losing a loved one in an accident. My sister was killed in an auto accident almost 7 years ago. My heart goes out to you and your family. I know that there is nothing I can say that will lessen the pain, only time can help with that. Allow yourselves to grieve. Everyone is different and there is no timetable for the grief process, but allow yourself to go through each stage and give yourself the prescious gift of time. Time to cry, to get angry, to accept, to remember, and to even laugh. Keeping his memory alive will keep him close to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mrs. Miles said...

Hi Jenni,

I am SO SAD for your news. I can't fathom what that must feel like either. My good friend Gina lost her son {about the same age} 2 yrs ago, and its been a large climb uphill from that day, I tell you. Our prayers go out to the family.

Lovely giveaway, thanks for sharing both your time and talent.

Dinphy said...

So sorry to hear, such a loss is so hard to take. Don't really know what to say, just that you're in my thoughts, and I wish you and your family lots of strength in this difficult time.

Anonymous said...

Many hugs to you and your family, your boys especially on the loss of their dear cousin.

Anonymous said...

What a great sadness this is for you and your family. Was so sorry to hear of the tragedy. Sometimes it is best to share. Thanks for sharing that part of your life with us. Hope things will get easier soon for all of you. Hugs and prayers coming your way.

Kayleigh said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. I hope your family takes this time to be together and celebrate him.

Debbie said...

I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss, I lost my 16 year old daugter very suddenly and tragicaly so I know what Storm's parents are going through it's a very long hard battle but it does get better with time but it takes alot of years and it's a very slow process. It's been 5 years for me this Jan. and it's been a very hard 5 years. The only advice I can give you is just be there for your brother and sister inlaw and listen when they need to talk and cry with them when they need to cry. It just tears my heart out to hear of another parent going through what my husband and I have been through and so many others out there who have lost children. My prayers are with your family and especially Storms parents. May God comfort Storms parents in this time of greif, and be with the rest of the family as they deal with this tragic loss.

Debbie said...

I am so sorry to hear of your family's loss, I lost my 16 year old daugter very suddenly and tragicaly so I know what Storm's parents are going through it's a very long hard battle but it does get better with time but it takes alot of years and it's a very slow process. It's been 5 years for me this Jan. and it's been a very hard 5 years. The only advice I can give you is just be there for your brother and sister inlaw and listen when they need to talk and cry with them when they need to cry. It just tears my heart out to hear of another parent going through what my husband and I have been through and so many others out there who have lost children. My prayers are with your family and especially Storms parents. May God comfort Storms parents in this time of greif, and be with the rest of the family as they deal with this tragic loss.

Anonymous said...

I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss.

Silvia said...

I'm so sorry about your nephew. My heart goes out to your family.
Keep your head up!!!

Big hugs to you Jen

twoboyz00 said...

I'm so sorry about the loss of your nephew. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Mandy Leigh B. said...

I am so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your nephew, Storm. I can't imagine the pain his parents must be going through, as well as you and the rest of your family. It sounds like your brother-in-law and his wife have plenty of loved ones to help however they need it. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Shannon said...

Jenni,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know it is not easy to deal with loosing someone so special who was so young. 12 years ago this coming Halloween my cousin (then 16) was also killed in a car accident. So I know what you and your family are going through. My heart and prayers go out to you and yours.

Shannon