Saturday, October 20, 2012

Six Word Saturday

It's a sad day in Troutdale.
This past week our city and the surrounding City of Gresham
had been taken over by fear.
Fear of the unknown of what happened
to a beautiful 21 year old on her way to work Tuesday morning.
We were glued to the twice daily news conferences,
internet news sites, Facebook pages.
All wondering what happened to Whitney Heichel?
Now we know.
It is not the outcome that anyone wanted.
A beautiful, outgoing, compassionate shining star taken
from her family, her friends, her community senselessly.
She had so much of her life left to live.
Like her mother said in a recent news conference,
"She is not just a picture, she is a daughter, a sister, a wife."
Our community is mourning with you and for you Whitney.
Gone in body.
But will forever remain in spirit.
To her husband and her family:
May you find peace and love in the memories you cherish of Whitney.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal."
- Anonymous

I am linking this up with Cate at


  1. So very sorry for the loss of this beautiful young woman! How tragic!

    Saying a prayer for her family...and for the community!


  2. So senseless and so very sad! My heart and prayers go out to her family and to a community in shock. Surely God has need for this special angel!

  3. I am so sorry to read this.

  4. I am sorry for your community's loss, and pray that her family may find some peace.

  5. Very sad and sounds similar to something that happened in Australia several weeks ago

  6. Why, why, why?! Answers elude me...I love the quote at the end by that ever famous writer 'Anonymous'.....thanx for sharing


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