Thursday, January 6, 2011

Are we prepared?

I received some devastating news this morning. An amazing woman named Aryn Hendrickson-Godfrey died yesterday from a horrific car accident in Texas. It happened in a matter of seconds. One minute she was here, and the next minute an angel had carried her and her unborn child away from us. As I sit here, my eyes burning from the many tears shed today, I have to take a step back and realize that it could easily have been me. How many times have I sat waiting to either turn left or make a U-turn, taking for granted that cars coming up behind me will have enough sense to stop before rear ending me? How many times have I almost gotten in an accident and managed to avoid it? Too many to count. We need to be ready; we need to be prepared to die tonight so that if it really did happen, we wouldn't be leaving behind regrets. Things we left undone. So go home tonight and hold your family close. Tell them how much you love them. Call that friend you've been in a fight with and tell them it doesn't matter and you love them no matter what. Because tomorrow you might not have another chance. If God wants to call us home, we might not have an opportunity to prepare to be taken from this life into the next. I'm going home tonight and I'm going to hold my daughter close to my heart and thank God that I am able to do so.

RIP Aryn. I love you forever and we will miss you so much.


ash cory and breckyn!!! said...

She was such an amazing women! She was so happy and fun. I feel so bad for nei he losy his wife and child :(. do you know what happend in the crash?

Charlie said...

She will be missed VERY VERY much! Had a girls night last week and its hard to believe she's gone, but atleast I know shes resting with our Lord and Savior.

coco_angel said...

Here's the article on the accident.

Anonymous said...

To Aryn- You were always the sunshine in my life. You blessed our family with your amazing charm. You will be missed more than words will tell. I love you and can't wait to see you again with our Heavenly Father.

Nicole- Thank you for your words of encouragement. It just shows, you can't take life for granted. I had another dear friend die 2 weeks ago in a car accident that was preventable. I'm so grateful for Heavenly Father's plan and knowing that I will someday see Aryn again. She can spend as much time as she wants with her baby now.


Anonymous said...

Good reminders for us all. Will you please re-post the article link about the accident?

coco_angel said...

Here's the link:

I can't figure out how to make it a link you can click on, so if you just copy and paste it into your address bar it should take you right there.