i don't normally write about sad things and i dont really know why i'm writing this really.
We heard the most awful news yesterday - one of my daughter's loveliest friends was killed in a car accident. A friend of my daughter rang me yesterday wanting to speak to her, but she was at work. i was absolutely dumbstruck - how do you tell your daughter something like that? i was praying that no one had text her during the day. When she came in i took her in my arms and gave her the biggest hug - she asked me what was wrong and said that all her friends had been ringing her but of course she could not answer them as she was working. i told her as gently as i could what had happened. i won't go into detail but you can imagine her reaction.
Grace was her name and she was the most lovely girl - always happy and smiling and bubbly - there is a group of about 6 of them and they always go out together, share each others birthdays and the usual girly things. She was a very talented girl, you name it she could sew it and made herself the most fantastic clothes. She was just 18 and it seems like only a few weeks ago they hired a big limo and went clubbing to celebrate.
My daughter showed me Grace's facebook page last night - there are hundreds of messages on it, some absolutely heartbreaking and we sat and cried together.
When something like this happens it puts all else into perspective but it also made me want to hold my daughter and never let her go, but life is not like that.
My heart goes out to Grace's Mum and her family and i cannot begin to imagine how they are coping.
I won't go on any more, i don't know what else to say except that we have lost a very special girl .
here is a picture taken earlier this year when we were invited to a party and Em took Grace
she is on the left.
God bless my lovely.