Thursday, May 17, 2012

Only The Good Die Young

Let me just apologize in advance for this post being kinda all over the place, I just can't think straight today...

Nine years ago today, our lives were forever changed and two very special people were taken from us way too young!! Nine years seems like so long ago, but then to reminisce on that day, it seems like only yesterday... I was riding with my best friend on our way home from a night of partying in Harrisonburg when my phone rang and I got the phone call telling me that Eddie and Misty had been murdered. I couldn't believe it. Or didn't want to believe it. April and I rode by their house to see if Eddie's car was there... it wasn't, and their house was taped off with police tape. I'll never forget the feeling that hit me... and just typing this now I feel it all over again. April took me home and I walked into my mom's house and turned on the TV and it was ALL over the news, my worst nightmares confirmed. I cried for hours, maybe even days. Why?! Why would someone kill two young people?! Someone who was supposed to be their (OUR!) friend! Someone we had all just been riding around with days before, laughing, having fun!? It just doesn't make sense and really STILL doesn't make sense. I don't think I'll ever understand...

I then remember on the night of Eddie & Misty's family night, we got there super early because we knew it was going to be packed, and we still had to stand in a line that was wrapped around the funeral home. Eddie and Misty sure were loved!! While standing in line, my phone rang and it was my friend's dad saying that my friend had been in line at Subway before the family night and passed out, because he hadn't eaten since he learned of their passing, and hit his mouth on the counter of Subway and had knocked out a few teeth and was in the hospital getting stitches. We left the family night and went to the hospital to get him, then took him back to the family night with his chin all bandaged up. He was quite a sight, but we didn't care. All I know is our community sure can come together in times of need and you definitely don't feel alone! All of our friends and family were there to support each other.

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you, Eddie Dean and Misty Dawn! We love and miss you like crazy down here!! <3

And I go back to the loss of a real good friend and the sixteen summers I shared with him, now "Only The Good Die Young" stops me in my tracks, Everytime I hear that song, I go back....

Reminisce some time, the night they took my friends, try to black it out, but it plays again, When it's real, feelings hard to conceal, Can't imagine all the pain I feel, Give anything to hear half your breath, I know you still living your life after death...
It's kinda hard with you not around, Know you in heaven smilin down, Watchin us while we pray for you, Every day we pray for you, Til the day we meet again, In my heart is where I'll keep you friend, Memories give me the strength I need to proceed, Strength I need to believe...

I'll always remember bumpin' this on repeat all the way to the funeral... ♥ EDM & MDV ♥


  1. Hi Terin,

    I'm sorry for the loss of your friends. I think I vaguely remember this. I was reading over everything and realized that we're probably only a couple of hours away from each other.

    Take care.


  2. No matter how many years pass it's still painful to have loved ones die so young. I am so sorry for your loss.