09 July 2011

To Remember a Friend

For most of us, the Fourth of July weekend was filled with fireworks, barbecues and memorable times with friends and family.  But for a good friend of mine and her family, it was a day of tragedy, the day that Kristin Short lost her life to a fatal car accident.

I met Kristin in September of 2010 when she started at Strategic Therapy Associates where we were both counselors for at-risk youth and children.  She was always smiling and encouraging to her co-workers.  We had a few of the same classes and she would help me out with some difficult projects.  She was a good friend, confidant and a great person to work with.

The News and Advance reported this about Kristin's death:

"A Liberty University student was killed in a West Virginia car crash Monday.  Kristin Short, 25, died on I-79 after she lost control of her car, crossed a median and was hit by a tractor-trailer, West Virginia State Police said.  Short, a native of Elkins, West Virginia, was studying for a master's in professional counseling at LU and worked as a child counselor in Lyncchburg, University officials said.  She attended Brentwood Church.  'Although our hearts are heavy, we are comforted with the knowledge that to be absent with the body is to be present with the Lord,' Mark Hine, LU's vice president of student affairs, said in a statement.  Short was on her way back to Lynchburg from Elkins when the wreck happened.  Her mother, Kimberly Short-Wolfe, notified the Liberty University community through the school's Facebook page Tuesday evening.  Campus pastors and Short's family are planning a memorial service."


Lindsay said...

Losses like this are never easy, but we are right to believe that while her earthly body is gone, her heavenly spirit is very much alive. So sorry for the loss of your good friend...

Brooke said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.

Belle said...

What a tragedy. I'm sorry for the loss of your dear friend.

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