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5 Years ago I lost my cousin to a drunk driver..
It was a morning I will never forget..
I woke up early to go to a volleyball tournament.. I was a Freshman in High School at the time.
The phone rang, (my mom was out of town and I thought it was her) so my dad answered it but it was not my mom, it was my uncle telling us news that would change our life forever.
While I continue to pack my bags, my dad stood in the doorway and said words I will never forget.. “Jordan was in an accident this morning and was killed” Time stopped, the entire world stopped. I just stood there and thought that this could not be true! It just wasn’t!
My dad came in a gave me a hug and I just cried in his arms.. That was the only emotion I had.
After a while my dad woke up both my sister’s.
We got things packed up and we headed to see the family..
While all this is going on my mom was out of town and didn’t hear or know anything.
We we get to my cousin’s house.. there was a sad feeling, and that’s the only way I can explain it. He left his mother and father and two younger siblings.
He was a mile from home when a drunk driver ran a stop sign and hit the car Jordan was driving.
There were 4 boys in the car, and they all died on impact.
Life can change so fast, one day it is normal and the next day your world is turned up side down..
Months after Jordan’s death, we had to go to court hearings for the man who ran the stop sign.. he was drunk and high.. It was so hard to look at that man who killed my cousin.
Today is a sad day for my family.. we lost someone 5 years ago very special to us. He will always be in our hearts.
He was only 20 years of age when he was taken from this world, and that is too young. Parents should not have to see their children’s funerals, it’s just not right.
We love you and miss your Jordan.