Saturday, November 21, 2009

BRITTNEY... Always and Forever

Two weeks ago my beautiful niece, Brittney Rogene Jennings joined the Lord in Heaven (on Nov. 8, 2009), as the result of an automobile accident in Corpus Christi, Texas. Born in White Salmon, WA on Dec. 17, 1991, Brittney loved playing sports and being with her friends. She was active in soccer, softball, basketball and volleyball, until the age of 16 when she underwent spinal fusion surgery at OHSU. She attended Carson Elementary in Carson, WA, Castle Rock Middle and High schools, in Castle Rock, WA and then transferred to Kelso High School in Kelso, WA for her junior year. In July of this year she moved with her family and boyfriend, Sean Miller, to Corpus Christi, Texas, where she was an honor roll senior at Calallen High School. She developed wonderful friendships wherever she went, and her friends and family meant the world to her. Brittney had the ability to light up a room with her personality and sense of humor... (portion from her obituary)

Photobucket

CLICK HERE
for Memorial Video

A celebration of Brittney's life was held at the Castle Rock Christian Church on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009. Brittney loved dye-dye, so to honor her, friends and family made tye-dye shirts to wear at her memorial.
To some, death seems so final; to others, it's just an address change to their real "Home". Brittney changed addresses early in her earthly life, and out of selfishness I'm sad. But out of selflessness, I rejoice for Brittney and am comforted to know she is in God's hands at "Home". Someday, I will see her again when it's my turn to change addresses and go Home. For now, I miss you, Brittney! & hold a special place in my heart for you always. I love you, Britt.

2 comments:

Christie O. said...

Such a terrible tragedy, I'm so so sorry for your loss, my heart weeps for all of you. What a beautiful video and tribute to such a beautiful soul. My blessings to all of you.

Traci Eccles said...

It is the day before Thanksgiving and (while I have my moments...) I am thankful for SO MANY things:

My family, who are wonderful and supportive beyond words...

My friends, who have been there to pick me up whenever I fall...

God's grace in guiding me blindly through this tragedy with the strong sense that there is purpose to everything that has happened...

And the certainty that my beautiful angel Brittney is at peace in a place that I can't even fathom.

Thank you, Lord, for these gifts...please allow all those who knew her to share in these gifts as well.

In Jesus' Name...Amen

Brittney's Mom