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spinninbug

Could sure use some prayers
« on: April 22, 2009, 02:32:38 PM »

Last Saturday,  was a beautiful day outside,  Sami and I decided we would go for a horseback ride,  then come back and go to our house for Easter dinner with our whole family.  Terry was at their house working on our car,  then he was supposed to go home and clean up the house a bit for our dinner.  Well for some reason he stayed and just hung around,  Thank God he did.  Sami and her husband Mike are our adopted kids,  their twins are our grandkids.   We got back from our ride and took all the kids for their rides around the yard,  Pa (Terry) as Mike and Sami call him was in the house watching the race.  Mike told me to go get him,  because him and Sami were going to race the horses.  Now this is something they have done a hundred times if not more.  We had been joking since I got my new horse that she was faster than Sami's horse and they decided to find out.  So I went and got Terry.  A nice day turned really bad really fast.  Thankfully there was only one of the little kids outside and my 13 year old nephew was sitting on his horse watching,  Sami's horse wouldn't stop and was running right at Terry and I,  we were standing behind a hitching post made of 4x4's.  Well the horse turned suddenly and Sami couldn't hang on,  she fell off and hit her face and head on the hitching post.  She landed right at Terry's feet,  and I was standing about 2 feet away,  he dropped to his feet and I was on the phone to 911 imediately.  He worked on her and kept her alive until the fire department got there.  My nephew bless his heart,  caught all the horses and put them in and then grabbed Keegan (the 5 year old grandson) and took him in the house with the other kids and took them all upstairs and kept them away from the windows.  They flew Sami to Grand Rapids,  but there was really nothing they could do,  we lost her on Tuesday.   I have never in my life felt pain like this before.  She left behind a husband and 6 year old twins.  So I would like to ask for some prayers for her family and for my husband,  we are both not sleeping and are having flashbacks,  my husband is also having nightmares when he does finally get some sleep.  Also for all the little ones that Sami touched with her heart,  she was a great young woman and was loved by many.  She had the biggest zest for living life to the fullest,  and she did.

Thanks in advance for any and all prayers.

Wendy
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2009, 02:59:59 PM »

Wow, don't know what to say!  Praying for you and family.   :'(
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2009, 03:01:35 PM »

Prayers sent.  Hang in there.

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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2009, 03:01:54 PM »

Wendy- You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2009, 03:09:40 PM »

Thats a tragedy, I hope you and you family can find the strength to get through this.  :'(
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2009, 05:44:16 PM »

Hang in there Wendy my familys thoughts and prayers r with u all
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2009, 06:38:55 PM »

My prayers go out to the family.....

I grew up without a mother and I thank god that I had such a great Dad, Grandparents and family to raise my brother and I the best that they could...
I pray that those twins will be as blessed as I was...
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 07:24:02 PM »

I am so sorry for your loss.  Reading your story has left me at a loss for words.

I will pray for you all. 
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2009, 07:46:43 PM »

Know that God is at your side in this time of need.
He wanted her to come home.
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2009, 08:04:49 PM »

Prayers for you and your family and may the Lord watch over and bless the twins.
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2009, 09:00:20 PM »

Wendy,  As stated in our emails, we continue to have you Terry and your adopted family in our prayers.    Jeff
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2009, 09:49:25 AM »

I am so sorry to hear about your loss.  Having been around horses and livestock quite a bit, I know just how quickly a good day can go bad.  I will continue to pray for their family and yours as well as the twins, as they just won't understand for a very long, hard time.  May God draw close to you all and provide his comfort and peace that is beyond our understanding.
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2009, 12:42:30 PM »

Thank you each and every one of you for the thoughts and prayers. 

The twins are doing ok right now,  I'm not sure it has really hit them totally yet.  But they will always have family to support them.  We have been with them everyday,  we have dinner together every night.  The twins are a boy and a girl,  Brody and Abby,  Abby is very much a girly girl,  although there is some tomboy in there too,  she's not afraid to go out and get dirty with the boys.  However,  Dad needs some help learning how to do hair and dress her like a girl...lol  He will get there,  but he is doing his very best right now,  he needs work on taking rubber bands out so it doesn't hurt!

Thanks again for the prayers and thoughts.

Wendy
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2009, 04:18:34 PM »

I don't know what to say, your account of the accident, I can't imagine lose so great happening before your eyes. I pray that God lifts, guides and protects your family.

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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2009, 04:33:52 PM »

Wendy,
I wished you would have called me. Cliff just told me he just read about it. Between being gone and work, I have not been on the board.
I'm so sorry babe.
I'll be thinking about you and Terry.

I love you guys.

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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2009, 02:05:48 AM »

I'm so sorry to hear about this. Prayers and thoughts out to all of you.
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #16 on: April 28, 2009, 06:18:18 PM »

Just an update: 

We have some little ones that I'm very worried about right now.  There are the twins that are 6 and a 5 year old an 8 year old and a 13 year old.  Our church is paying for 4 or 5 of these kids to go to a camp in June that will help them,  I have been very busy trying to get this accomplished.  My one grandson saw the accident and he's having the hardest time right now.  We have him in counseling and his first session was yesterday and it really upset us when we found out what is going through this little boy's head.  But we were told he's doing ok,  he is just at the age where he doesn't know how to talk about his grief, so he drew pictures that let us know.  It is a very difficult thing to go through for an adult let alone a young child.  But we are trying to do everything we can to get them all the help they need. 

I just wanted to let you all know your prayers and thoughts are very appriciated.  And let you all know we are doing alright and getting through one day at a time. 

Also I'm so thankful to live in a small community that has been so wonderful to all of us.  The support we have received has been unexplainable.  From churches to vet's and farriers and people we don't even know.  I have only cooked once in two weeks and it seems strange to have to think about it now. 

We got out on the lake for the first time on Sunday even though the weather was awful,  it felt good for all of us to get out there.  We took Sami's husband and my nephew with us.  Even though Terry caught all the fish and didn't let us catch anything it was good to get out there.  It did Terry wonders to get out. 

So I just wanted to update you guys and thank you again for the thoughts and all the prayers.

Wendy
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Re: Could sure use some prayers
« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2009, 12:13:58 PM »

Just take it one day at a time Wendy,it will be rough for a while but even in my faith time will heal all no matter how long it takes. If you need anything at all just let us know and I know we will all pull together as a family and help pull you guys through.

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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2009, 02:42:58 PM »

I can't begin to express my sorrow for this awful tragedy.  Please know that we will all be praying for you and everyone affected by this.  If there is anything else I or we can do during this time, please ask. 
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Praying and praying some more.
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