Saturday, June 30, 2007

Thank You

The family wanted to thank those who have offered their sincere thoughts and words of comfort. They are truly grateful.

35 comments:

Rick & DeeAnn Blair said...

Ben,

It was 22 years ago today we lost our daughter, Rebekah. News of your tragedy has spread throughout the City of Hurst and our Theater. We miss you and pray for the strength we know you have to endure this.

Yesterday, our granddaughter Erikah, 8 months, received a liver donated from a 10 year old whose family had the benevolence to save another child's life during such a trying time. As the Eternal thread weaves through our existence here on earth, all these things shall give us experience.

Rick and DeeAnn Blair
Artisan Center Theater
Hurst, TX

Joyismygoal said...

Your tragic experince has made us all see how fragile and precious life is.We are praying for you all to feel our Heavenly Fathers comfort wrap around you so you can feel His Love and Understanding. W/love the Vigil Family TX

Anonymous said...

Dear Howard and Adams families,

I am so sorry for your loss. I went to elementary school with Janine and we were in the same ward for many years while we were growing up. I remember that Janine was always so sweet and kind. She was such a wonderful person.

I pray that you can have strength during this tragedy.

Love,

John Ashton

Anonymous said...

Friendship Baptist Church in Hurst, Texas is praying for this family. Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you all. Ben may God give you strength and peace,

Anonymous said...

Im verysorry for whats happened my family and I are praying for you guys.
love
sarah.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with you all during this trying time. Remember that God's heart is breaking too, and He will bring you through this. Praying for you.
God bless.

Ronna From Home said...

I am so sorry to hear of your tragedy. Words cannot express how concerned we are for you family. Our prayers are with your family. May Heavenly Fathers love be with you and comfort you.

Greg Goodrich said...

Tears flowing down,
Prayers rising up,
Hearts torn in two.

May you and your family find peace and comfort now through Gods grace, and happiness through the Eternal bond of marriage.

With love,
your friend

Anonymous said...

The Howard Family,

As part of your Hurst family we only caught glimpses of you in the Stake Center halls as we moved into the 1st ward.

But our hearts have been full and heavy this past weekend while we have pondered on this tragedy. You have been on our minds so much we feel a close bond and kinship with you developing.

We are holding onto our testimony and faith that families truly are together forever, and all things are in the hands of a Father in Heaven whose love and care for His children are greater than our mortal understanding can comprehend.

We are here for you in every way we can be. Please know your entire Hurst ward family is.

-Drew and Tonya Emmick

Susan said...

Dear Ben,
I have just heard of this horrible tragedy and am a loss for words. It's more than I can even imagine or understand. I know God will walk each step (and carry you if need be) with you during this time. I am continually praying for you, Rachel and Caleb. Love you, Susan

Jessica said...

My children and I have recently become aquanited with Nellene because my sister, Sarah, is her roommate. We have heard from her about this tragic accedent and want you to know that we have been praying for your family - for comfort and peace during this time. Thank you for the gift of organs for others, I am sure that your family will be blessed for this act of service to help other children. We will keep you in our prayers,
Love the Browns

The Fun Carter Family said...

So sorry for your losses. Read about your family online, and our prayers in Missouri go to you.

Anonymous said...

Please know that we love you and are thinking of you all at this time. We pray for your strength to help you get through this time and for you all to have comfort and peace. Bless you for the organ donation. This act will help other children and their families and is something good, if there is such a thing, that can come out of this. Your sacrifice for others brings blessings and joy to them. You will be in our prayers and thoughts.

The Colin Millett Family

Anonymous said...

Ben, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for you daily. My heart aches for you and your wifes family. You and your family have touched so many lives and were lights to many. May that love now shine for you and help guide you during this tragic time. Hugs and beans of love for you.

Love, Angie Davis (choices feb 2005)

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben,
We Love you and your family very much. You have been in our thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. We pray specifically that God will give you strength and a peace that passes all understanding. We are praying for God's healing for both Rachel and Caleb. You have had to endure so much and we care about you and what you are having to go through. Know that we love you and if there is anything we can do please let us know.
Much Love,
The Justiss Family - Hurst, TX

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben and Family,

We are so, so sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and you family.
Luke, Susan and Erin Grainge (choices 2005)

Anonymous said...

Dear Howard Family,
Our hearts are with you at this time. You are in our prayers. We're so very sorry for the loss of your little angels and the biggest angel of all Janine. We pray for a speedy recovery for Rachel and also that God's will be done for Caleb. Please let us know if there's anything that we can do for you or if we can be of help in anyway.
Love,
Charity & Gosvani Nochebuena
So. Cali

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben and Family,
I extend my deepest sympathy to all of you. I was so excited to see you and Rachel at streches a few weeks ago. Please accept my medicine, it is pouring out for you. I pray the you have the strength you need to get you through this. Please let me know if there is anything that we can do. You are such a loving, giving and caring person, don't hesitate to let someone give to you.
You have The Faboulous 44 plus all of your teammates praying for you and your family.
Love, Hugs, and Beans,
Lacynda

April said...

Dear Ben,

We were so sad to hear about this terrible loss. Janine was a great friend of mine and I really loved her. As I once told her, she played a large role in my joining the church. She taught me so many things and was a role model to me as a mother. She seemed to me to be such an expert at teaching her children the gospel. I was so sad to move away from her last year. I have really missed her. She was an amazing woman. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love...April and Tony Dinsdale

Anonymous said...

Ben,
Words cannot express how much my heart hurts for you and your family. Please know that there are many of us Driven By Love that are indeed praying for your continued strength. Call me by cell 469-222-5153 if I can help at all. David Law

Anonymous said...

Ben,

I don't know what to say other than I am sorry for your loss. Please feel free to call me if you need or want someone to talk to.

Jacob Edwards
Fort Worth, Texas

Anonymous said...

Ben,
I am sending some beans and hugs your way. I know that words alone can not sustain you during this tragic and mournful time. Please know that you, Rachel and Caleb along with the rest of your family are in my family's prayers. God will carry you through this difficult time and He will give you the strenght and comfort you need to walk through this valley now.
Beans and Hugs,
Shari Baird

Anonymous said...

We are very sorry to hear about your loss. Matthew was a classmate of our son, here in Texas. We are thinking of you all at this time. You are in our prayers.
Take care.

Anonymous said...

There's no way we can understand what you're going through.We feel so sad for your terrible loss.

Your parents work bring hope to people that are facing trials like you.
You are present in our thoughts and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben,
Please know my prayers are with you and your family. I feel so priviledged to have TAed you and Janine during your initial Choices experience and then to share the room as a TA with you later. Getting to know you and Janine has been a blessing in my life. I think I know your mindset well enough to say I know you'll get through this and continue to be a blessing to your children.
God bless......love you man.

Bill Dietze

Anonymous said...

Ben,
Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.
Cris Hughes

Anonymous said...

Howard Family,

I'm so sorry about your tragedy. I in fact went to school with Rachel in 5th and 6th grade. We were in the same class in 5th grade, but in 6th grade we were in different classes. I pray that Rachel and Caleb get better.

Love,
Stephanie
Hurst, TX

Anonymous said...

Dear Ben,
We just heard of your tragedy, words cannot express our sympathy for your family. We enjoyed seeing your family when you passed thru Idaho from time to time. We know you are one of the truly strong, as God does not give us trials more than we are able to bear. Very glad that you were able to donate Esther's organs. We are praying for you, Rachel and Caleb. May you have strength and peace as you go forward with the funerals. We wish we could be there for support. Know that our hearts and love are with you.
Love,
Barrett and Jenn Gardner
395 Brown St. #2
S. Attleboro, MA 02703

The Smith's said...

Dear Ben and family,

We are horribly saddened by your loss. Even though we aren't in Texas anymore and haven't seen you in sometime, we still thought of you often as your family was a great example in our lives.
I had two impressions of Janine just Friday morning before I'd received the news, remembering her yummy bread and how good she was at budgeting! She was so focused on her family and the Lord. I can think of nobody more ready to stand before him.
Our girls remember the sweet, fun spirit of your home and also getting to play with your kids when Janine and Rachel came over for music lessons. Those impressions have lasted years in their young minds.
We are grateful for this website that has allowed us to send a message to you. Please know that our family is thinking of you and praying for your strength.
Love, Darrin and Jill

Anonymous said...

Ben,
I just want to say I am sorry for your losses. I am glad to hear that Rachel is doing well and I pray that Caleb too will pull through.

Rebecca Edwards
Arlington, Texas

Joy said...

I want you to know how much the River Trails Ward is mourning and praying for you. Your family was so welcoming to ours when we moved into the ward; Brooklyn still talks about how much fun we had at your home. Your faith and forgiveness will get Rachel and Caleb through this life until you can all be together again. I wish you didn't have to go through this, but some day it will be all right again.

Joy (and Darin) Rowley
Fort Worth, TX

Anonymous said...

My purpose in writing this is two fold. First of all, I too was in a car accident with a Traumatic Brain injury. I had a blood clot in my brain which caused my left side to be paralyzed. I wear a brace on my left leg and have a slight limp and my arm doesn't work. But I still feel very blessed because I have my mental capacities but i live by mysylf and work and do everything that all that everyonelse does, except athletically of course. I guess what I'm trying to say is that there is life after Head injuries!!
The second thing is that I personally know the young man in the other car and I want you to know that you couldn't find a better young man. I appreciate how you've showed him the forgiveness that you have! you are an amazing example to us all!!

Kristi Curtis
Layton, UT.

Anonymous said...

My hopes and prayers are with you all. Hold on to eachother. Remember with a smile and a tear. I hope that comfort for you all comes soon.

I will pray for you all.

Anonymous said...

Time doesn't erase pain. But I hope that time has eased some of yours. Remember there are those of us who will never forget.

Strangely, sometimes in death, special people touch the lives of many who they would never have known in life. Your wife and children were very beautiful. They are among those special people. May they shine even brighter. Love always survives death.

I am one of the many who has been touched by your family's tragedy. I wish you and your family joy, love, and hope. Others care. May God be with you.

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