My great-aunt was killed in a plane crash tonight. She lived in a small town at one end of a large lake in Central Washington, and was flying home. She survived the immediate crash, then died on the boat back out to the nearest hospital- her husband was not on the plane, but was able to be with her on the boat before she passed away. They have one son who is married with a young son. This is a really tough time for them, as well as for my grandmother and her siblings, as my aunt was the baby of the family and this was completely unexpected.
It's hard when your family tragedy is in the news and constantly in your face. Tonight I found pictures of the rescue workers trying to save the victims. Praise God, I couldn't see my aunt, but still, knowing she was there.
Please pray for my uncle and their son and all of us. This is going to be a hard time for us. Oh, and as of tonight, my mom, who was very close to my aunt, doesnt know yet. My parents live on the East Coast and apparently turn off their phone at night. So they are going to have some very sad phone messages in the morning.