Thursday, October 30, 2008

Shall The Youth of Zion Falter

Today we attended the funeral of a very good friend of my oldest son, JJ. She was tragically taken from this earth last Friday in a horrible automobile accident. Lindsay was a bright and friendly young lady. She will be missed by many. Tonight, simply "google"ing her full name brings up a number of blog posts posted by family and friends. Being that our community is rather small, her passing had quite an effect. Because of things like Facebook and text messages, everyone in our community (both far and wide) found out quickly and looked to find ways to help. During the funeral I felt inspired to jot down a few things that impressed on my mind. Lindsay was an angel. Whenever I saw her she was always smiling. Going to a funeral of someone that is older you look at what they did with their life. Going to a funeral of a teenager, you realize that the world will have a missing gap of what might have been, what difference they would have made. Sitting there listening to family and friends talk about her you KNEW that the world really needs more Lindsays and there WILL be a loss in this world. Gratefully, our understanding of the gospel and the plan of salvation helps and comforts us and we know that it will be but a short time until we are reunited with loved ones. I was especially touched by the many musical numbers that were given by cousins, friends, school and church choirs. Lindsay was a huge fan of Wicked and one of the choirs sang "For Good". Very touching.


Diana and Fam said...

Wow...sorry to hear about J.J.'s friend. I hate hearing about anyone passing away. I love the gospel and am so glad to know that we can see them again someday!

CNuk said...

I'm so sorry to hear about JJ's friend. But I hope her family can also find solace.

I felt a pit in my stomach when I read your post. I only wish that I could express myself better. Eventhough your community is mourning, I hope you can all count on each other for support.

My thoughts are with you, your family, and her family.

Kona Shelley said...

So sorry to hear about this..that's really sad indeed.
Thank you for the good luck wishes on my blog, i'll be thinking of you and everyone who wished me well tomorrow.
Take care!

Lydia said...

It's hard to lose a friend as a teenager. I hope her family is ok and JJ is ok too.

MAJ said...

When I was about 17 I lost one of my co-workers (and friends)tragically. He was only 19 or 20 at the time. Since then, there is nothing that affects me quite like having to say goodbye to someone really young.

I think it's absolutely amazing the way everyone pulled together.
I'm sorry that it was for such a sad reason,

Heather and Tim said...

What a beautiful tribute to JJ's friend. We are so sorry to hear of such a tragic loss.