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Crystal’s Story

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On June 29th, 2009, Crystal, Parker, and Haley Hewitt were in a severe car accident.  Crystal sustained major injuries to her back and almost didn't make it and Parker and Haley didn't survive the car crash.  They are both with our Heavenly Father.
Please continue praying for a full recovery for Crystal. And please pray for Crystal and Craig (along with the family and friends) broken hearts. 

We are so thankful for the love and support shown by so many friends and family.

If you would like to send a note of encouragement and prayer, please feel free to do so through our Caringbridge website.  

Cards can be mailed to: 
3230 Wessinger Road
Chapin, SC 29036

A special fund has been set up by Chapin Baptist Church to help the Hewitt family. If you would like to contribute, please call Chapin Baptist Church at 345-3477. 

In addtion, the funds raised for selling the Parker and Haley t-shirts/bracelets are going towards building an arbor/picnic project at our church (Chapin Baptist).

Thank you for your continued support...please check out the following video in memory of precious Parker and Haley...

Memory Video of Parker and Haley - http://www.craighewittphotography.com/blog/in-memory-of-parker-and-haley-6-29-09/ 

Latest Journal Update

Mary

Ellington got to play "Mary" in the preschool Christmas program. She was the cutest little Mary up front with Joseph and a manger with baby Jesus. She did so good singing her little songs with her friends! We loved seeing her! They didn't tell us anything about her playing Mary until we saw it on the program when we got there! What an awesome surprise! She was so excited! One of the teachers there made her costume because she was too little for the one's they already had made, so that meant she got to keep it! She loves it! It was so sweet and special!! 


Emerson had his Christmas program on Monday and kept saying he was "Joseph" in his from hearing how Ellington was "Mary". They just had all the kids sing songs and were adorable. Emerson kept waving and saying "I'm on stage!" He did so good with singing and then ringing his bells!! 


December: This month is always difficult to get through without Parker and Haley here. It gets easier to make ourselves do things with a smile on, but harder to actually handle on the inside if that makes since. The farther that day (June 29) gets from us, that means the longer time its been that we haven't actually seen Parker and Haley. Ellington and Emerson bring us so much JOY and we are so thankful for God blessing us with a 3rd and 4th precious child, but we are still missing two of our children and always will be until reunited in Heaven. 

The other day randomly, Ellington said, "I want to go to Heaven" I said, "Yes, one day right?" She said, "No, NOW. I want to go right now. I want to see Haley's room. Then she asked "Does Haley have a room in heaven?" She loves Parker and Haley and so does Emerson. Ellington is just asking a lot of questions, I think she is just trying to process Haley and Parker being in Heaven, and along with that comes many random questions at random times. 


More Baby Steps: I tackled another baby step this week. Yesterday I went to Lake Murray Elementary for lunch to see my niece, Anna and some of the kids that go to our church. I haven't walked into that school since Parker had his kindergarden orientation one night in which I cried like a baby at the thought of him being big enough to go to big school! This is something that I have been wanting to do and just had to finally make myself (with the push of Luke, one of my friends and one of the small group leaders from church). It went ok. I had Emerson with me and that helped a lot to have him to hold tight. But, I did it! I loved seeing all of the kids from church and loved seeing Anna too! 

Thank you for praying and thinking of our family. 5 and 1/2 years later we still need your prayers and appreciate them so much! Thank you! Thank you! 

I had someone stop me at a church lunch today and they said, "I am thinking and praying for you every night during the Christmas holidays - I know it's hard!" It about made me cry. It means so much to know that people haven't forgotten that the hurt is still there and it won't ever go away....


Update on Mom: Mom/Grandma had her second surgery on last Monday and they actually opened up her eye. She has had it shut since the first surgery. She is doing very well now. She had a follow up appointment on this Monday in which they had to remove a stitch (ouch) and now her eye looks better every time I see her! She is so strong! She also got released from her limitations on Monday so she went to lunch with us, to Target, etc and drove! She was making sure she did everything that she couldn't do for a while! She has her freedom back! Thank you for praying for her. She has another doctor appointment in 3 weeks and they will remove the tube that they had to put in. Please just continue to pray that she heals perfectly and that she has no other issues! I am so thankful that it is behind her! 


Merry Christmas to you and your family! We love you! 

Love, Mommy Hewitt
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Cynthia Shepard
By Cynthia Shepard
Thanks so much for sharing your story Crystal & Craig, I KNOW that the power of prayer works, and having the community gather around you has got to continue to be inspiring! I hope God continues to lift y'all up and that your family has a wonderful & Merry Christmas.
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Tiffany Fore
By Tiffany
I love you so much Crystal. I wish I could have been there with you during that next baby step. I am so stink'n proud of you. I thank God for you and Craig and the kids every day.
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Laura Darden
By Laura Darden
Dear Hewitt Family,
Thank you for sharing about your precious children. A little Mary and Joseph ! I love it! So glad your Mother's eye is healing . I can't imagine what it feels like to miss your little ones . I feel for you all and will continue to pray for your family. Merry Christmas
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Helayne Bruntjen
By Helayne Bruntjen
A very Merry Christmas to all of you! Parker and Haley are your angels in heaven and will always be with you in your hearts. I'm sure it is a very difficult time of year for all of you. One day at a time!

With love, hugs and prayers,

Helayne
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Kathy Deaton
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Praying
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Kathy Deaton
By Kathy Deaton
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Debbie Adams
By Debbie Adams
Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas and praying for you all.
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Flanzie Smith
By Flanzie Smith
May Jehovah keep you and your family safe and comfortable. You are blessed to have 2 more kids to love and care for. I hope your mom continues to do well.
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Flanzie Smith
By Flanzie Smith
I still think about you and your family although until now I haven't seen anything being posted. May Jehovah keep you and your family comfortable.
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Rebecca Fernett
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Thank you for the reminder of how precious each day is with our children. I continue to pray for you all.
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