re: RavenBethany...Read OP for info
posted 28th Aug '11
This is one of the saddest thing I have read in a very long time, I just cant even imagine the pain the family is feeling. They were all so beautiful and looked so happy together, Its beyond bullsmurf that some loser came along and took it all away. Ive always said I cant stand people who drive drunk and this is exactly why, innocent people lose their lives because some smurf is selfish and is only worried about them self. May this beautiful family rest in peace.quotesmurfs?
posted 5th Sep '11
Just read this. I did not have the pleasure to know this wonderful woman on the posts, but my heart breaks for her children & family & friends. It is so sad to think one minute you are out enjoying the holidays and then it is all gone. I pray her memory will live on & her legacy of a wonderful mom & friend & family member will last forever & the legacy of her beautiful family. Praying for all the lives they touched. quote
posted 7th Sep '11
I know the sister to Danny. I have updates but don't think I'm at liberty to post. I'll ask if she'll come on and post an update/pics.quote
posted 12th Sep '11
My name is Mandee, I am Dan's YOUNGEST sister, Amanda. I thought I would update for you guys and FEEL FREE To message me any time to ask anything. I have NO problem discussing or talking about it. I don't get to often as it's a hard subject, my family and I do discuss it occasionally but not as much as I would like. I do find out new things about it more and more as time goes on. So, feel free to inbox me or personally message me at MandeeJoy@yahoo.com. I am willing to talk about it. :-)
Here's a little update:
Well, everything is good. Dan's remarried, has a 5 1/2 month old son named Nikki, Sydney's " okay " she still has memory issues and is having a lil trouble in school and is on depression meds and other meds due to it. I don't talk to the boys(Beau) anymore. My brother I think communicates every now and then with them but he's just busy with his job and going out of state to work a lot. He's finally starting to act more like " DAN " the one I grew up with. He's put on more weight and is just HAPPY. I know it's what Bethany would have wanted, him to move on and continue his life and just be happy and be himself and enjoy life. That's exactly what he did. Just last year they went to Myrtle Beach and spread everybody's (But Jordan's) ashes where they LOVED to go for vacation. Not all the ashes had gone there as Jack(The father of Lacie and Haley) has some of them and Jordan's mother has all of Jordan's ashes (long story). So, they aren't exactly FULLY Together, but they are where they are happiest. I have photo's of all of them around my house and playing with my kids and it's hard because my kids understand now what happened and just thinking that Jordan would be a teen just eats me alive. Not to be able to see her first bf, or prom, graduation. I always remember the last time I seen them, two nights before they were killed, they were at my house for my daughters birthday party and I remember as I'm walking through the house, places they were playing. Along with my sisters " old " house (the night they were killed, this is where we were for a Christmas Gathering) and I swear I could hear them running through the house, their laughter and I can hear Bethany all the time calling up the stairs to Beau to come and get some food. I'll never forget those moments.
posted 12th Sep '11
I'm also copying and pasting this (I was going to write another one, so it meant more, but I'm getting up and down taking care of my 2 year old so copying is just easier lol) I apologize for the repetitiveness. Thank you!!
I also wanted to say THANK YOU all for caring and it amazes me at how much this tragedy touched others and I hope it's changed decisions people have made or are planning on making in the future. I love how supportive all of you have been, trust me my family APPRECIATES EVERYTHING!! We love how so many people have come together to help us through such hard times and to just be there and to this day, almost 4 years later, they still care and wonder how we're all doing. I appreciate it, more than words can express. So thank you from the bottom of my heart, my brothers and my entire family. Thank you! :-)
posted 12th Sep '11
I have PLENTY. Just have to get them off of my other computer. :-)
Quoting Zav'sMama815:" does anybody have a picture of her and her family ???"
posted 26th Oct '11
This is so sad. I don't know all the details. I was able to read the updates from the Dad's sister. I am glad the family is doing as well as they are. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain the entire family is feeling. May they forever rest in peace. I know it is horrible to say but.... I hope the selfish jerk rots in jail for a very miserable rest of his life and goes on to burn in the afterlife. God forgive me, but that is how I feel.quote
I'm TTC since June '08, have 3 angel babies & live in California
posted 18th Nov '11
oh wow r.i.p quote
posted 6th Dec '11
so sad for their loss quote
posted 29th May '12
I am fairly new to BG and I was planning to just read some topics to gather information.
I ran into this topic today. I read almost all of it, and it made me really cry, especially for the little Vadie... I think it is just unfair... there are no other words to describe it wholly. AndI also think about her husband and imagine the guilt he might have been feeling because being behind the wheel thinking he could have changed something, although he's innocent...I hope with all my heart that they all find comfort and peace...
And one thing Bethany's story has told me is: I have to make peace with myself and take a step to the future, as every moment is just precious. I have lots of problems, but they are fixible, right? From now on, I will try harder to solve my problems and live my life to the fullest. Thank you again Bethany for reminding me of that.
And if you girls accept me, I want to be an active part of this site from now on, even though I am neighter expecting nor having children. I just want to be a part of this great society, making new friends and having enough knowledge to take good care of my children when the time arrives...
posted 26th Jun '12
m very very sorry for everyones loss. i did not know who this amazing woman was but i hope this man gets what he needs.
your all in my prayers!
I have 1 child & live in Oregon
posted 10th Dec
just watched the video omg i got teary... R.I.P. Bethany and your 4 Children that were killed.. Damn they need to do something about drunk driving ..quote
posted 24th Jan
I was a member on here back when this happened.. I remember taking a picture of a candle for her (don't know if I got it sent in for the video or not), I didn't ever actually talk to her but I' so happy that you all are still keeping her and those babies memory alive.quote
posted 7th Mar
This is really sad =( I know it happened a long long time ago but my heart aches. I didn't even know this family. So sad. =(quote