Shattered Dreams….

Tonight I was going to blog about advocacy……

Then I read this article and have chosen instead to ask for your prayers for this young woman who is living through an awful nightmare….

I found that I know people who know her and the families so tragically affected. I can’t quite imagine all tomorrow (and for many days to come) will hold for them. So many people were planning to celebrate a wedding and now funerals are being planned.  And let us continue to pray for the young man who was driving the car.  I can’t quite imagine all he must feel either.

Today has been a day of perspective. Advocacy often reminds me of all I am blessed with and very aware that life can change for any of us in a moment’s time and each breath is a gift.  Won’t you join me in praying for those who are living in the valley or grief and loss or illness

Groom, brother-in-law picked up wedding tuxedos before fatal crash in Holland

Published: Friday, September 30, 2011, 1:20 PM     Updated: Friday, September 30, 2011, 1:38 PM
Samantha Stille Chad Bradbury engagement photo.jpg
Mark Copier | The Grand Rapids Press

HOLLAND — With his wedding two days away, Chad Bradbury had just picked up his wedding tuxedo on Thursday and was heading to dinner with friends when he and his future brother-in-law, brides brother, died in a crash near Holland, a family friend said.

Instead of celebrating a wedding on Saturday, the grieving bride and two families are now preparing for funerals, the friend said.

Bradbury, 24, was marrying Samantha Stille, whose brother, Michael, 22, also was killed in the crash. All three are from Holland.

“How can you sit here two nights before they’re supposed to get married, you’re celebrating, so happy. The day’s finally here, and you have to bury them? I don’t know,” said the woman, whom Bradbury’s parents asked to speak on their behalf.

The woman said she’s known the Bradbury family since Chad was a toddler. She didn’t want to disclose her name.

The SUV the men were riding in hit a ditch and flew through the air before landing against a house in Graafschap at 6:45 p.m.

The car was driven by Jeffrey Hinds, 25, formerly of Holland and currently living in Wisconsin. He was injured in the crash, which is still under investigation by police.

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