Tuesday, April 13, 2010
So, I just received a phone call from my neighbor, Mrs. Billie. She is the older lady with a load of grand babies who has welcomed my family, with open arms, to the neighborhood. Well, she called to tell me some unfortunate news. One of her grandchildren, 3 year old little girl, was killed on Sunday. Some of you may be familiar with the story of the child in Helena killed by a neighbor backing out of his driveway, this is that same child. As you can imagine, the parents are devastated. Mrs. Billie was asking for prayers for these parents and the rest of the family. There are four other siblings, one just 6 weeks old. I also want everyone to be extra careful when backing out of their driveways or driving down residential streets. This type of accident can absolutely be prevented in the future. Take your time and drive slowly. There is no need to endanger the lives of our children just to get some place quicker. Also, stay off the cell phones if you don't have a hands free device. Some people can't even walk and chew gum at the same time, what makes us think that driving and talking or texting is safe? I have been known to use my phone while driving and that stops now until I get a hands free device.