This letter is for the family members and friends of the two kids who died in the recent Burke County car accident.
I am a student at Greenbrier High School and was a friend of both Shane Williams and Daniel Hall, who also passed in a car accident this year. My heart goes out to their friends and family. I understand what they are going through and hope and pray that they each find someone to help them get through this.
Its been six months since Shane and Daniel died, and there isnt a day that goes by that I dont think of them; theres not a day that goes by that I dont wish that they were still here. Shane was so good about making people laugh, and whenever I needed someone to pick my spirits up he was always there (whether he knew it or not).
I know that it is even harder for the parents, as Ive been a witness of that with Shanes parents. Together, we (the friends of Shane) get together at his house at least once a week because we know that he would want us to keep his parents as happy as we can.
I know there is nothing that I can say to make anything better, or even bring them back, but I do know this: If both sets of parents (in Burke County) can help each other out instead of causing hostility against each other, maybe itll be easier for both families to grieve. My prayers are with both the families and friends. When the accident happened six months ago for us I came across a poem which I gave to Shanes mom. Here it goes:
He Only Took My Hand
(Author Unknown )
Last night while I was trying to sleep
my sons voice I did hear
I opened my eyes and looked around
But he did not appear
He said mom youve got to listen
Youve got to understand
God didnt take me from you mom
he only took my hand
When I called out in pain that night,
The instant that I died,
He reached down and took my hand,
And pulled me to His side.
He pulled me up and saved me
From the misery and pain.
My body was hurt so badly inside,
I could never be the same.
My search is really over now,
Ive found happiness within,
All the answers to my empty dreams
And all that might have been.
I love you all and miss you so,
And Ill always be nearby.
My bodys gone forever,
But my spirit will never die!
And so, you must all go on now,
Live one day at a time.
God did not take me from you,
He only took my hand.
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