Friday, May 11, 2012

Happy Birthday, Avery!

My heart is so very heavy today.  Not only are The King's celebrating the birthday of their daughter while that daughter is in Heaven, another local family is enduring the first birthday without their son, brother, and friend.

Avery was killed in a motorcycle accident on May 21, 2011.  Today is his 22nd birthday and first in heaven.  10 short days from today is his one year angelversary.  Such a tough month for his family.

I can remember Avery helping my cousin, David, cut our grass when we first moved into our house.  He was so well mannered and always sweet to my girls.  I can remember walking by Avery in passing when I was at Lander shortly before Erik died.  He always had a smile on his face and always spoke to me - even though he didn't know me all that well.

There are a lot of people mourning Avery today all while trying to remember what a great guy he was.  Heart break is the only way I know how to explain how I feel for Avery's Mama and Daddy.  I hope that both of them can find some peace today and the days to come.

This evening, I will join his family for a balloon release in his Memory.  Please keep the entire Carnell family in your prayers.



Ashley said...

So sorry for your friends loss. :(

brigette said...

Prayers for his sweet family! Bless you for being such a good friend!

Tesha said...

Praying for this family now! Saying one for you also :)

Terin Garrett said...

Praying!! <3

Jenn said...

So sorry for their loss/ :( Thank you for your message on my blog. I am SO sorry to read about your sweet son Erik. I know it's rare to come across another child with the same spelling and almost same age as your child. Know that I am thinking of you & praying for you as I know what a tough road this is. Please don't ever hesitate to email me if you would like to chat.