They had a small family just a mom, dad, son and daughter. I used to go over often to play when I was little and to hang out as we got older, I'll never forget the love that they had for each other and for myself as well and I will always treasure those memories.
That day, my friend Amanda, was driving from the mall to a Bible study with her dad in the car. She didn't gauge the turn correctly and ended up being hit by a car. She died a few hours later.
I got my own license a few months later and I know her accident caused me to be a more cautious driver. Personally it is what showed me there was a God and that He loved me. Yes, it was a horrible horrible time in my life but through it I felt God's love for me in a real and tangible way. Since that day I have been able to rest in that knowledge knowing that love has carried me through some of my toughest days.
As for Amanda's family, her mother died a couple years after she did while I was on a missions trip to Haiti. I wasn't able to go to that funeral but I did visit her shortly before her passing. Now her father has also passed. My heart and prayers go out to her brother, and I ask you to also keep him in your prayers today. That he would feel that same love strengthen him to get through these tough days ahead.