A girl who was in my ward (and then moved, but was still in the area) was killed in a car accident yesterday evening.
I'm a bit blindsided by this.
It's not like she and I were bffs or anything ... with a baby, it's a bit difficult to be as social as I used to be.
But I knew her a bit. Not as well as I probably should have.
All I can think is, "I helped her move."
She was ten years younger than I am.
She'd only been married for a couple years.
She was on the honor roll at the local community college.
She was quiet.
She was kind.
She was always very sweet.
She was willing to serve at the drop of a hat.
In my calling at church, I had asked her on a few occasions to take a meal over to a family (either someone was ill or had recently given birth) or to help pack/clean. And she'd fit it into her schedule.
... Like I said ... I feel taken aback and at a loss.
Just some random car accident ... It seems that no one else (of the three cars involved) was seriously injured.
But, by the time that responders arrived, ... she was gone.
I hope that her husband is doing okay.
I first met them as newlyweds ... and it doesn't seem like that long ago, at all.
I mean, I know that she's okay. She's not in pain ... she doesn't have to worry about finals or student loans ...
... But, well, the thing about people dying ... it's sad because it's HARD for the rest of us.
I know she'd have been a wonderful mother.
I suppose that she and her husband were planning on children. ... And those plans are on hold.
He's going to be so lonely. And that is sad.
So ... if you wouldn't mind saying a prayer (or lighting a candle/incense or sending positive energy or whatever) for her family and husband to be comforted ... for those who knew her to be comforted, I'd take it as a kindness.