Saturday, August 14, 2010

Please read- I need your help!

On August 2nd, some close family friends of ours were in a plane crash in San Diego
On board were Greg, his wife Lori and their 3 children Summer (11) Tia (10) and Austin(8)
Lori was pronounced deceased at the scene and Austin later passed in the hospital
Greg and the girls are in bad shape with countless broken bones and many surgeries ahead of them.
Summer and Tia are in medically induced comas to help their bodies heal.
First and foremost, I ask for your prayers for the Crane Family
Second, I am organizing a card drive for the girls.
I cannot imagine the physical pain these young girls are facing and the emotions they must be feeling.
Be it a small gesture, I believe a card could brighten their day and bring a smile to their face.
If this is something you'd like to do then simply make 2 cards (one for Summer, one for Tia)and mail them to me, I will mail them in one giant care package to the girls.
(I'd like to do this by 9/1)
Tara Powell
708 SW Joseph Circle
Grain Valley MO 64029
Since this tragedy has taken place I have really started to look at my life differently.
We truly don't know how long we have on this Earth, how long we have with those we love.
God could take any of us at any time. No one is untouchable and each day is a gift.
I can't imagine the pain that this family is facing now.
The unthinkable truly has happened.
I just pray everyday for their healing and for God to comfort them in their time of complete sorrow.
I took this photo while in Steamboat Springs and I think it totally sums up God's promise.
Even in the midst of the darkest of storms, he will never leave or forsake us.
I had some free time the other night and made a few layouts
This first one is Koby and Mia back in 2004, they were so little!
Finding these photos brought tears to my eyes, it seems like just the other day they were this little.
They start 1st and 3rd grade this week for Pete's sake!
Next time I blink they will be grown.

Here are a few baseball layouts of Mr. Koby, the MVP pitcher
I am so proud of the leadership he has shown on the team
While at the World Series one of the other players fathers made a comment about how Koby was one of the "Saltiest" players he'd seen.
I asked him what that meant and he explained...
"It means he has pure grit and is totally committed to his team and the game. Every game he leaves his heart and soul on the field"
To hear someone say that about my son just made my day.

I just love these pictures of him, he is such a little guy still but in these photos you can just see the pressure of the game on his face.
He holds himself to such a high standard and isn't satisfied unless he does his absolute best.
The kid truly eats, sleeps and breathes baseball.
I am so proud of his determination and dedication.

Last week my youngest sister, Natalie, and I went to the Lady Gaga concert. Talk about a show! We had so much fun. And yes, if you are wondering that IS a giant bow on my head ;)

Thanks for reading my super long post, I promise I am going to try and be more diligent with updating my blog!

Have a great weekend and remember to kiss and hug those you love.


  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhh that poor family!! Count me in for the cards!! I will have them out to you next week!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your lo's as always!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!! And that photo of you and your BOW is ADORABLE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Oh, I am so sorry for your friends, what a tragic, awful thing to have happened. I will try to send cards too.

    Love your LO's, especially seeing your kids together when they were so little--goodness they are adorable. And how cool that your son is so dedicated--your sports lo's are so cool.

    Love your big bow--how fun that you and your sister got to go to see Lady Gaga!

  3. Oh my Gosh.....I am so saddened to hear this news....That poor family!!!!! I will keep them in my prayers and I will send along some cards for the girls!!!

    Love all the Lo's....they are filled with love..

    That bow my stylin friend is awesome!!! I love you!!!! :-)

  4. oh tara im so sorry to hear about your friends! :( I will work on making cards for the girls too and i will pray for them a ton. jeez. it DOES really make you think about how you never know how much time you have left on earth :(
    im so glad to see that youre blogging and scrapping again though, ive missed ya!! :D i love your new layouts, adorable!

  5. oh yeah and the lady gaga concert giant bow is fabulous!! haha.

  6. You were so not kidding about the bow! Could the people behind you even see? lol. I am working on the cards for the girls, too. I think that is a great idea and one that will be very appreciated.

  7. Found you through Julie...I'll be sending osme cards your way this week, along with my prayers. Poor kids.

  8. Also found you through Juie, I make the cards today and I hope they will make it in time, all the way from Holland.
    It is so sad!!So sweet of you to do this!

  9. i also found you through julie...this is so sad! and i'm going to make cards for them too!

  10. Hi Tara, good to see you back. I missed you too!! So sorry to hear about your terrible loss, it does make you think doesn't it. We should be more gratefull for what we have!!
    I wil work on some cards but it will take some time before they will get to you cause sometimes the mail to the US takes forever!!

    Love your lo's such great pics and wow you should be ptoud of you little baseballplayer!!!
    And you look so cute with that bow!!!

    Hugs, Hanneke

  11. How awful.....I got goose bumps reading your post. I will definitely drop two cards in the mail to these two girls. I will keep them in my prayers.....
    Your LO's are gorgeous and I am sooo jealous that you went to see LAdy Ga GA!!! : )

  12. I am so sorry to hear about this terrible tragedy. My daughter & I will be making & sending cards to the girls. Sending prayers, too.


  13. That truly is so so heartbreaking :-( I hope your friend and his girls are able to eventually find some peace! I adore the layouts, and you are so cute! The bow looks great :-)

  14. am mailing those cards to you tomorrow!

  15. Wow im Sorry I didnt see this sooner Im SOOO sorry for the loss of your friend and there son. What a tragedy im heart is broken for them . I know we often dont get why these things happen but God is in control and we need to trust him even in our darkest times. Every time i hear the song praise you in the storm by casting crowns i get goosebumps as it reminds me of those young children in my life who went way to early but also reminds me to always praise God no matter what and rely on Him for comfort and Love . Ok im rambling. I will keep your friends in my prayers. xxoo

    Tania (previously from cb board)



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