Monday, October 28, 2013

tractor ride.

Blurry picture, but she was so excited that she was making the front go up! 
{I should probably know what that front part is called, huh...}

Looking at these pictures is bittersweet to me. 
The same night that I took these, there was a 5 year old girl 3 miles from our house that was killed in a tragic, tragic accident. 
She was riding in the combine with her daddy... they hit a bump or sinkhole... the windshield shattered... she went into the header and then up into the combine. 
Horrible, horrible, horrible for so many people. 
The parents. Her sisters. Her family. 
Her teachers. Her classmates. Her friends. 
The paramedics and first responders. The mechanics who were called in to take apart the combine. 
So, so tragic and awful. 

Will you please pray for this family? For all the people involved? 
I have known too many people who have lost a child. 
I've seen how devastating it is. 
But I cannot even begin to imagine how this family is hurting. 
Her funeral is today at 1:00. 

Will you pray hard for them? 
And then pray even harder? 


Gabby said...

Praying hard for this poor family. Thank you for gathering prayers for them - I can't even imagine their pain.

Danielle H. said...

Prayers being sent their way. My heart is aching so badly after reading this - this is so tragic and to lose a child is any parent's worst nightmare. But for it to be such a tragic accident makes it that much harder. :(

To answer your question, I believe the thing on the front of the tractor is called a bucket but I'm not 100% sure. I'm a city girl married to a country boy but we live in the city. I'm pretty sure that's what he's called it before...

Glad to see new posts on your blog! I've *missed* you.

sundancesally said...

Praying very hard for this family. My heart aches for them.

I LOVE the sunset picture with Cory and Gretchen...BEAUTIFUL! That's frame worthy!

jennifer said...

Wow. My heart aches after reading about that little gal... I missed the time to be praying during the funeral, but will be praying now... And pray harder tomorrow.