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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Heavy Heart Tonight

My heart is so heavy right now. I was just on Facebook to check a message real quick and noticed that a lot of people had posted about praying for the Westlake family. I did some digging to find out what was going on. I found out that she's 17 years old and then my heart dropped as I read that she was killed in a car accident. Her name is Danielle Westlake and I ask that you would pray for her family and friends. My mind quickly goes back to laying in the ambulance wondering if Cale was still alive...I think about how our family and friends felt when they received the call...Cale's life was saved that night, but Danielle is home with Jesus. My heart is full of pain for everyone that has to continue life with out her.

As for our day, Cale did good. In speech Patty was working on sequencing with him. She asked Cale what he would need to do to make toast. Cale said "chop the meat", "for toast?" Patty asked. C: "yeah" P: "then what?" C: "put it in the toaster" P: "what is toast? Is it a banana, orange, bread, or meat?" Cale said "meat." Hmm...

I'm having a hard time writing tonight. Note to self...don't check Facebook before writing blog...

18) From what I read, Danielle knew Jesus. I am thankful that right now she's having a party in heaven. She's being held in the Father's arms and will never have to experience pain or sadness again. I'm thankful that at 17 she is dancing with the angels. I'm thankful that even though I have never met her, I can see by the people that did know her, that she was a wonderful young woman that was a light to others.


  1. hugs to you sweet girl! She's in a better place and I hope her family can take comfort in that.


  2. Wow, that is sad on one level, the earthly level. But I agree with you Kathleen, she is having a wonderful homecoming party tonight with our heavenly father!!!! I will pray for her family and close ones for peace and comfort as well as continue to pray for you and Cale!! Go is good!!!! Amen........Andrea Alvarado

  3. My heart is saddened for Danielle's family. I will trust for each of them to rest in Father's loving embrace. I do have to say my heart stopped when I first read the heading of your blog. I thought something happened to Cale. I am grateful it wasn't him. I love you guys, Marion

  4. Hey baby girl,
    She was a beautiful girl any only God knows why but in the meantime He sees every tear that falls. I am so proud of both of you. That walk brought big tears to my eyes. So happy to see so much progress in him.
    We love you!!!!
    Charlie and Jean


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