~So Young And So Sad~

Jacksonville, Florida
February 23, 2017 4:17pm CST
Tragedy struck last night...an accident no one saw coming. Every time I think about it my heart breaks. They were so young and it doesn't seem real or possible. My husband has a friend that he has known since he was a young child. They grew up together and my husband used to babysit his friends kids whenever he needed it. Fast forward to last night...His friends son and nephew (15 & 16 years old) died in a head on collision. It was storming and the other car came into their lane when they lost control of their car. The other driver has serious injuries. Both the boys died on impact. Weather was the cause of the crash. =( Everyone was wearing their seat belts. The mom of the nephew already lost her husband 8 years ago to a heart attack-now she lost her son too. I don't know how she's going to keep going. Please keep the Deraway family in your prayers-they truly need it. No parents should ever have to bury their children.
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@TRBRocks420 (73797)
• Banks, Oregon
23 Feb 17
Prayers going out to them, that's just heartbreaking. I pray God will comfort them and, let them no they are safe in heaven.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@TRBRocks420 Thank you for praying for them. It's so heart breaking. =(
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@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
23 Feb 17
Your right that is not the way it should be for our kids.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@sharon6345 Yeah it is so sad. =(
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@sharon6345 (118387)
• United States
24 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies Heartbreaking for a mom. My mom is going through it and I know it first hand. That poor child was someone's angel. I don't like what goes on in bad weather.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@sharon6345 I can't imagine the pain of having to bury my child and I pray I will never know that pain. =(
@Happy2BeMe (74338)
• Canada
23 Feb 17
I am so sorry to hear this. I will keep them in my prayers. That is just so sad and tragic. It truly heartbreaking.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@Happy2beme Thank you so much for the prayers. It is, they were so young. =(
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@Happy2BeMe (74338)
• Canada
24 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies I just a looked it up online and read the news about it. So terrible.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@Happy2BeMe I got chills when I read the news report about it. =( I cannot even imagine what the parents, siblings or family members are going through right now. My husband was like family to them, he couldn't focus on work yesterday so he stayed home...
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@Elizaby (3595)
• Pensacola, Florida
23 Feb 17
They will be in my prayers, so sad life is lost
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Feb 17
@Elizaby Thank you for praying, it is heart breaking. =(
• United States
24 Feb 17
Sorry to hear of this bad news....unfortunately, it happens and more and more parents are saying goodbye to their kids.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@Abbygreenhill I know it is awful. =( I cannot imagine what their going through.
• United States
24 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies Just pray for them, for all the parents who have lost.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill Yes I am.
• Pamplona, Spain
24 Feb 17
Thoughts and condolences going out to them. What a tragic event. Things like that happen here too. Hope she has lots of help around her to get through such a really difficult time. So young and yes so tragic. R.I.P.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Feb 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 Thank you. It is so tragic. =(
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• Pamplona, Spain
25 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies Again prayers going out to them all.
24 Feb 17
That is terrible! My condolenses to the families. It is an unbearable loss to lose a child.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@thehousewife I hope I never have to find out what that pain is like. =(
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24 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies May nobody else does.
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@Tina30219 (32787)
• Onaway, Michigan
24 Feb 17
Wow that is so sad the family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@Tina30219 Thank you so much for praying for them.
@Tina30219 (32787)
• Onaway, Michigan
28 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies Your very welcome.
@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Feb 17
Yes, the Deraway family will be in my thoughts giving her positive thoughts. How tragic. It is times like this that friends are so monumental in helping people be more able to cope with such loss. Thank goodness they have you folks.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@celticeagle Yeah I can't imagine the pain their going through right now. Thank you for sending positive thoughts. Right now we feel helpless but I hope we can help them in some way.
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@celticeagle (117189)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies .....You'll know. It all takes time.
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@Juliaacv (28974)
• Canada
23 Feb 17
What a tragic and terrible shame. I will keep the family in my prayers. I'm sorry.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@Juliaacv Yes it is. I feel so bad for them. I am in shock, i can't imagine how the parents feel. =( Thank you for the prayers.
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@Juliaacv (28974)
• Canada
24 Feb 17
@LovingMyBabies You're welcome.
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@shaggin (36279)
• United States
23 Feb 17
That is so sad. The husband dying was horrible enough but now her son too
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Feb 17
@shaggin I know. I really don't know how she will find the will to live at this point. She was so fragile the last time we saw her. I cannot imagine how she's coping right now. =(
@nanette64 (17121)
• Fairfield, Texas
24 Feb 17
Oh no @LovingMyBabies . The family must be devastated. It makes you realize just how every day is so precious.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@nanette64 Yeah, I cannot imagine the pain their feeling. =( Every day is a gift.
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@Kandae11 (35113)
24 Feb 17
That is so very sad. I can imagine what those parents are suffering right now.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Feb 17
@Kandae11 I know, I can't believe this even happened. =(
@LeaPea2417 (19105)
• Toccoa, Georgia
24 Feb 17
I pray for the family. I hear way too many of these types of tragic stories. It really makes me ill and grieves me to read stories like this.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@Leapea2417 Thank you for praying for them. I know it's so heart breaking. I cannot even imagine what the family is going through.
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@hostessman (8894)
• Tucson, Arizona
24 Feb 17
so sad to hear news like that.. our prayers go out to them
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Feb 17
@hostessman Thank you so much for the prayers.
@marlina (71256)
• Canada
24 Feb 17
So very sad. Sending my sympathies to all involved.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@marlina Thank you very much. It is awful.
• Eugene, Oregon
24 Feb 17
How awful for their families and friends. As you say, no parent should have to bury a child.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Feb 17
@JamesHxstatic Yes it is so horrible. =(
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@GardenGerty (96668)
• Marion, Kansas
24 Feb 17
I is very sad, and we forget that we are not immortal. i will pray for the family.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@Gardengerty Thank you for praying for them. They need it. Your right sometimes we get so involved living our lives that we forget we could lose it at any time.
@DWDavis (10774)
• Pikeville, North Carolina
24 Feb 17
Such grief that family must be enduring. Prayers are being said for them.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
24 Feb 17
@DWDAVIS Thank you for praying for them. I'm sure their so heart broken, I cannot even imagine. =(
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@just4him (109890)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Feb 17
That is tragic. I agree, parents should not bury their children and they were so young. I will keep this family in prayer.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
25 Feb 17
@just4him Thank you very much for praying for them. They need it. =(