Saturday, May 16, 2020

A Beautiful Life

Yesterday, May 15, our grandson's beautiful girlfriend was in a fatal car accident and lost her life. She was 21. Our grandson is devastated, as are her parents, her siblings, and our family. Her sister, who was in the passenger seat, is in critical condition. The driver of the other vehicle drove into her lane and crashed head-on. He also lost his life.

Brandon and Prescilla met at "Fish Camp" the first week of their freshman year at Texas A&M and have been together ever since. They attended church together and went on mission trips instead of partying during spring break. They would both graduate spring of 2021, and Prescilla wanted to be a teacher. Although they were not engaged, they had plans to marry. They were so, so happy together. It is hard to find adequate words to describe how delightful and special she was. She had an unabashed faith in Christ and was the most joyful person I ever met. Our whole family fell in love with her, and our lives will not be the same without her.

This is a post she made on her Instagram account last month:
"I have a secret place that only Jesus and I know about. Where I know my heart will always be taken care of, my mind renewed, and my spirit can soak in the joy found only in His presence.
That's a reminder for me and maybe a spark for you."

Grandma and Papaw drove to College Station to treat them to lunch in January

I will be taking a break from blogging and commenting to concentrate on family. All of you stay safe and hug your loved ones.


  1. ohhh i am so sad for everyone involved and for that beautiful girl and your grandson. Mere words are not enough to express it. so sad.

  2. Oh, Linda, I am so very, very sorry to hear about this. My heart breaks for you, your family, and especially your grandson. Sending all of you love and prayers, and a big hug especially for you. 💕

  3. Oh Linda! My heart hurts for your son and your family, and especially the family of this lovely young lady. Praying for comfort as you navigate your grief together.

  4. Linda, I am so sad to read this. My heart goes out to all of you. Thank you for sharing a bit about her life and faith. I will keep your families in my prayers as you all comfort each other, and I’ll pray for healing and strength for her sister.

  5. My deepest condolences on the loss of Prescilla. She sounds like a lovely and loving young woman. What a tragic loss for the world. May she rest in peace.

  6. I am deeply sorry for your loss and, I praise God she knew and loved the Lord Jesus. She is safely in His presence. May the Lord comfort your whole family while you all grieve. He is close to the broken-hearted....

  7. I am so sorry for your loss, Linda. My heart breaks for Brandon and the rest of the family members. Her parents must be devastated. Take all the time you need. Only if I could hug you now, I would, in a big, warm, tight, bear hug.

  8. I'm so sorry about Prescilla. You, your GS and all who knew her must be really hurting. I'm glad to hear she had such a strong faith in Christ. Death is a thief that comes in the night. May we all be prepared. I'm praying for you and yours today.


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