Monday, June 13, 2011

How Quickly Life Can Change

I've debated whether or not to write about this, finally I decided that if it stops one person, just one, from making the same mistake that stole someone that we loved away from us, then it's truly worth it in the end.

On October 9, 1991 the world became a brighter place. My family was blessed with my cousin Krystal. As the days turned into years, Krystal grew into a beautiful, intelligent, bright young woman. A young woman with dreams, aspirations and a strong desire to make those dreams a reality. Everything about Krystal exclaimed sunshine, fun and happiness. Her favorite color - ORANGE - seriously how can you not be happy when you see such a bright cheerful color.

On May 14, 2011, my families world was rocked in a way it has never been. Krystal was killed in a terrible car accident. An accident that could have been prevented in so many ways. The same woman who was a candy striper at a local hospital, is now being mourned by all those who knew her. The same woman who just finished her first semester in collage will now never make her dreams of becoming a nurse a reality.

Her favorite color is draped across her family in so many ways. Ribbons, flowers, tshirts, bracelets, you name it. All in her memory, all to show her that we care. The family left behind to mourn her, to long for her smiling face, to wish for one more chance to say I love you came together in a way that was unbelievable........all for her. All for Krystal.

We truly believe that she is dancing in the golden streets of Heaven with the Lord. She is watching from above. She knows that we love her, that we mourn for her and that we will never give up her memory.

Rest In Paradise Krystal Somer, our worlds will never be the same without you.

Don't let a day go by without telling the ones you love just how much they mean to you. Don't let life separate you. Take that extra day off of work to spend the day at the park with the family. Don't let months go by before you realize it's been that long. Don't let someone you love pass away without knowing that you care.

Don't for one moment think that if her parents, her siblings, her family, her friends could have even just one more second with her they wouldn't jump at the chance.

Buckle up!
Drive Safe!