Monday, July 14


I hate to begin such a long time away from you with such a sad story, but the family needs your prayers. One of the corporate pilots that Mike flew with at Frac Tech was killed in a tragic car accident driving to the airport on Friday afternoon. He was on his way to fly and a semi truck rear-ended him. He was killed instantly, but it just makes me wonder "why?". Out of all the cars that drove on 820 in Ft. Worth that day, it had to be his that the truck hit. He was only 25 years old; he leaves behind a wife and 5 month old baby boy.

He was hired in April and Mike a I laughingly talked about all their similarities with us. His wife also teaches kindergarten, he was around Mike's age (a little younger), and their baby boy was just 2 months behind ours. I can't imagine what the family is going through right now, but I do know that all the pilots are having a very difficult time. Even though they did not know him for long, they only had good things to say about his attitude on life and his love for his family.

I would not let Mike leave for his 2-day trip to Alaska until I told him repeatedly, through my tears, what he means to me and Mason. Isn't it sad that it takes a tradegy like this one for me to really sit down with Mike and make sure he knows how I feel? It has been so hard juggling being a mom and a wife. Mason is so much more needy, so I really have to work at it to give Mike my attention sometimes. I thank God every night for my family and friends, but I wonder if THEY really know. Of course they do, but it doesn't hurt to remind them each day!

I just wanted to ask you to pray for Jason Powell's family and friends right now as they are mourning the loss of a loved one. We are headed to Coppell tomorrow for the funeral. Can you add a sentence about safe travel for us in your prayer? I want to give this time to Jason, so I will write about how great Mason is doing another day.


Estee said...

So sorry to hear about your co-worker and friend. I talked to Mom yesterday for about two hours and she mentioned it to me. I am praying for safe travel for you guys tomorrow. You know you can call me if you need to talk...I know how it feels and what you are going through. Love you, E