Thank you, friends. Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated. I will let Nicole know that you are thinking of and praying for them.
Dawn, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss too.
Nan, (((Hugs))) I'm sorry to hear that. I hope everything is okay.
I've learned that the little girl is Jonathan's cousin and that there is also another survivor, Jonathan's uncle's fiance. She is in a coma. Please pray for her as well?
There is an ache in my heart for this family, their having lost a number of family members all at once. Losing even one is hard enough.
I spent the day with my children and my grandkids yesterday, fully realizing how blessed I was to be able to be with them, when so many others in this world won't be able to be with precious family members anymore. We went on the Santa Train Ride in New Hope, PA. We sang Christmas songs, chatted with Santa, and the kiddies had their pictures taken on Santa's lap.
Afterwards, Nicole talked about Jonathan. He was one of the 'nice' boys in class that she really liked. She then told me that Mommy had held her in her arms and 'rained' on her head when they found out about the accident, and then told her that Jonathan was now in heaven and to think of that whenever she feels sad.
I think it will hit her very hard tomorrow when Jonathan's desk is empty.
I hope someone was able to contact their teacher over the weekend, so that she doesn't have to find out until she arrives at school, but has time to prepare facing 30 bewildered little faces. We only heard of the tragedy as soon as we did because the uncle was a friend of Nicole's father's sister.
Thank you, again, for your thoughts and prayers, everyone.