I'm in complete shock right now and I don't even know if I can find the words to write this post. I just found out that my 24 year old 2nd cousin and her parents (her mom, Patti, & my mom are 1st cousins) died in a house fire early this morning. The youngest daughter, 17, escaped out a second story window.
I know that many people might not even know who their second cousins are. But, Rachel & her family lived in the same area as me. Her mom, Patti, worked at the Walmart right up the road. We saw each other fairly regularly. And, Rachel & I in particular had reconnected over the years.
She was excited to be engaged to her boyfriend and was looking forward to everything that life had in store....and now she's gone. And, I just can't believe it.
I don't know what else to say right now. Just please pray for our family right now. My mom needs to figure out how to tell my 86 year old grandmother that her niece, husband, and grandniece have died.