This has been a very difficult time for my family. I know our grief doesn't compare to that of this young man's family because we still have our daughter alive. But his death has left my daughter heartbroken. This young man is someone she was interested in and he was interested in her.
I know it is extremely hard on H because they had their first date Friday. I can remember when he left the house, after watching TV with us, she was all giggly wanting to know what we thought of him. In fact it was her first "real" date, being allowed to be alone with someone.
I cannot imagine how she must feel now.
Then add to that they were texting up until his death. H was upset because she thought she should have known something happened since he quit texting her back. I reassured her that there was no way that she would have known something like this happened.
She is spending a lot of time with this family right now. I'm wondering if that is a good thing? I wonder if she should be at home, healing herself. I read her Facebook statuses and it makes me so sad.
Last night she went with the family to the hospital to see the other kids that were in the wreck. Two are awake and one is in a drug induced coma. H called me so upset because one of them told her that "E was the happiest he'd ever been since he's been with you" then thanked her for making E's last day the best he's ever had. Mind you that the boy that told H all of this didn't even know her. He only knew what E had told him. They just cried together H told me.
My heart is heavy for everyone involved. But mostly for my daughter who has to deal with this tragic loss at such an important time of her life. This will be something she carries with her forever.
We will just be there for her with open arms to love and listen. This is such a difficult road and I wouldn't wish it on anyone.