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Friday, February 5, 2010

Prayers during tragedy

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I am calling on you for support and prayers. A precious, precious family in our neighborhood lost their beautiful 21 year old daughter this morning.

Layla Nicole Ghabayen

Please understand this was not morning like 2 AM, this is like 7 AM. If I am not mistaken her grandmother was in the vehicle with her as well. She is stable.
The thing is, this has affected my child in a way I could NEVER imagine. I have held off telling her, posting here, or on facebook because one, I dreaded it so and two, I had been told that the other children did not know yet.
The Princess is friends with one of Layla's sisters.  Layla was always at our neighborhood pool during the summer and often with her sister that the Princess played with. So the Princess knew Layla well. She is still crying in her bed and truth be told so am I. Which is why I am not still holding her. I don't want her to see me upset. I knew Layla. I know  her Mom, the family for almost 4 years.  I drove Layla's sister to brownies with us.  I cannot imagine the HORROR this family is going through. They need your prayers!

13 comments:

jennifer said...

Prayers for this family Jessica. I can't imagine their pain either.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am and will continue to pray. What a tragedy. Hugs, Marty

SusanD said...

Such tragic, sad news. It is my honor to pray for this family. And for you. Blessings, SusanD

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh how tragic; yes, this family and all who knew and loved this young woman need our prayers.

Cass

Wendy said...

My condolences...Our family is adding our prayers to yours.
Wendy

Judy said...

I can't imagine what this would be like. My heart and prayers go out to this precious family and to you and your family as well.

Judy

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

How horrible. I can't imagine either what this family is going through and certainly...they have the prayers of my household...as does your own family for the loss you are feeling too.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

So very Sad. They are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I am a friend of Layla's and I was having a hard time trying to find out where the funeral will be held. I know I already missed the viewing today but I would like to be able to go see her one last time. I would appreciate it if you could post the name of the church the funeral will be held. Thanks!

Bama Belle said...

Thank you all for your prayers and concern
Annon~ It will be at the Crescent Mosque in Hoover. The prayers will start at 11 am. until 1 At 1:00, there will be a service for Layla.

Jane said...

How tragic! i am praying for Princess, you, and of course, Layla's family.
Jane (artfully graced)

Anonymous said...

Bama Belle, I knew Layla from school (UAB). How does one go about sending an acknowlegment/condolences?

Anonymous said...

hey, the wierd and sad thing is, she was coach herrings substitute not too long ago, and i saw her at t.j maxx and the tanning bed. she was a cool sub and im sure she was a wonderful person, pelham high is keeping her family and friedns in our prayers!