RIP Becca July 14, 2012

Oh WOW! Where to start.  This beautiful (inside and out), young girl, Becca (21), lost her life this past weekend tragically. She was a passenger in a car that was driven by her 24 year old boyfriend. The boyfriend was suspected to be driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol. He was speeding and could not navigate a turn and the Jeep he was driving flipped over into a utility pole and Becca was killed instantly. He lived...
This is the poster story for why people should never get into the car when someone else is driving intoxicated.  This is also the poster story for why we need to fight for our children's lives. Becca should still be here - it was not her time!! 
Don't get me wrong, I do not put full blame on the driver (although I will be in the front row cheering when he is convicted and sentenced for her death) but I think he has the majority of the responsibility here. Yes, she should not have been doing the things she was doing and yes, she could have and should have chosen to hang with a much higher level of people in society. But we all know what happens when we choose addiction over our families-it takes us to scary places and scary levels.
I have been friends with Becca's mother for many years now and I will always remember Becca as the caring, sweet, loving and respectful person she was when she was not loaded. Her and her sister would always come over and hang out in my papsan chair while their mother and I hung out - I have sooooo many fond memories of Becca and her sister growing up-I have know them since Becca was 7! She will be missed by all who knew her. She leaves behind many family and friends that will feel a huge void for many years to come but especially her son, Jaden, that is only two.  He may never remember her when he gets sad for him to miss out on knowing that beautiful, loving young woman that was his mother!

 This is Becca and Jaden about a year ago....

 This is Becca about two weeks prior to her death....she just turned 21 and in this picture just purchased her first legal alcohol...

And this is Becca about two weeks prior to her death also - she is celebrating her 21st birthday with her son Jaden (2 here) and her family.

I will keep you posted on what happens to the boyfriend after toxicology reports come back. If you are a parent, hug your child very tight tonight and tell them you love them as I know Kimmy and George wish they still could!


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