I cannot express the grief and sadness that myself, my family and our community have experienced over the past few days. On Friday 10 amazing people were lost in a tragic airplane accident near Moab, UT. One of those 10 people was my Aunt Valerie. Val is my dad's only sister and one of the most beautiful women I have ever known, inside and out. She will be deeply missed by all of us. Val is married to an equally amazing man and has 3 awesome sons, and 2 sweet little grandsons who will now grow up not knowing their amazing grandma. Many other families from Cedar are mourning the loss of their loved ones as well.
I don't think I will ever understand why such tragic things happen to such good people but I know with all my heart that each person lost in this accident had a place waiting for them with our Heavenly Father. I know that we will see Val again and it brings me great comfort to know that she is now taking care of Avery for me. I can't think of anyone I would trust her with more.
Val was featured recently in Elan Magazine and I found a link for their blog that shows pictures from the photo shoot. http://elan-woman.blogspot.com/ You will see what I mean about beautiful. She is absolutely gorgeous and adored by all that know her.
I remember growing up, when Val would babysit me she would love to do my hair. She never had a daughter and even though she loved doing things with her boys I think she really enjoyed spending time with her nieces. She had such a sweet spirit and loved planning gatherings for our family. It made her truly happy too see everyone together.
Please remember the families of these victims in your prayers. They will never be forgotten.